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You Guys, Anne Hathaway Knows Exactly How Much You Hate Her

By Joanna Robinson | Celebrities Are Better than You | January 23, 2014 | Comments ()


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I actually get a little uneasy when I think about how much we all love Jennifer Lawrence. Not that she hasn’t earned it by being talented and accessible and goofy and gorgeous and a delight. But has anyone ever been adored quite this much and by all sectors? She’s beloved by both the Taylor Swift-loving tweens and the snobby O. Russell set. She’s got such mass appeal that I’m not worried about backlash as much as I’m worried about her being ripped to shreds in the streets due to the frenzy of our adoration.

But we’re not here to talk about the golden goddess that is JLaw. We’re here to talk about her shadow sister Anne Hathaway who has the unmitigated gall to be merely talented and only mind-boggingly gorgeous. Where are the memes, Anne? Where are the gifs? Stunning performances aren’t enough to win you America’s Sweetheart status in this day and internet age and, as a result, Anne’s slightly off-putting, over-eager demeanor has garnered a truly baffling level of hate. And she knows it. She told The Huffington Post that, barring one brief cameo in 2013, she hasn’t been seen onscreen since her Oscar win. Why, you ask? “My impression is that people needed a break from me.”

YOU GUYS, SHE HEARD US. How did she find out?! Who told her? Was it the discreet bathroom graffiti? Or was it, oh I dunno, the millions of tabloid headlines followed by the millions of think pieces entitled “Why Do We Hate Anne Hathaway?” Seriously, type “Anne Hathaway hate” into Google and see what you find. It’s okay. I’ll wait. There’s even a few videos if all that reading seems tiresome. It’s sort of heartbreaking, isn’t it? In a world of inexplicably famous people and downright reprehensible folks, it’s sort of upsetting that we’ve made Hathaway, who is really unquestionably talented and hard-working, such a target. It’s like she heard the mean girls talking about her in the cafeteria and decided to go eat lunch in the bathroom for a year. So maybe we would forget to pick on her? I mean, sure, her version of eating lunch in the bathroom in going on vacation to Hawaii with her husband. But still. She knows. And that feels pretty shitty.

(via Huffington Post)



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  • Jezebeelzebub

    She annoys me, too. I can't tell why...she annoys me in the way that Kidman used to annoy me. I don't think she's terrible but there is something about her. Kidman was like an Ice Princess, she just wasn't ... like.. approachable- feeling. Anne Hathaway... I dunno, it's like she makes me nervous because she comes off so very high-strung. One time my friend had this rabbit named Shug Avery and sometimes my friend would put Shug Avery in a special outside hutch so she could get some air. And one day this hawk came and tried to fly off with Shug Avery, hutch and all. And Shug Avery was screaming and shitting and her lil rabbit eyeballs were rolling wildly in their sockets- it was terrible. Shug Avery was rescued and her outside hutch was tweaked so she wouldn't look like hawk carry-out anymore, but Shug Avery was never the same after The Incident. She just looked paranoid and crazed after that (understandably) and that is what Anne Hathaway looks like to me. She looks like Shug Avery after-the-fact. And her looking like that makes me nervous, I can't help it.

  • awww....I never hated her! Come outta the stall, Anne! You can eat at the Yearbook table! It's TOTES the DOPEST table, soooooo much fun and the COOLEST peop - hey, no, THIS way, Anne. Wait up! Where you goin? THEY'RE CLEANING THE BATHROOMS!!!

  • nikkimermaid

    Hahahahah this post is so freaking hilarious on so many levels. LMAO "eating lunch in the bathroom" aaaw

  • Voodoo Cables

    Beady eyed Jennifer Lawrence is FN annoying, I actually like Anne better.

  • I think it's easy to get swept up in the media narrative that's created for celebrities. One day I was reading an article about Hathaway and I was like, "Uhh, I hate her" and then thought, 'err, why?' and I couldn't come up with a single reason. So I got off the hate train.

  • kirbyjay

    Dear Anne,
    I like you just fine.
    Sincerely,
    Kirbyjay

  • Maddy

    I don't understand the hate. She's really talented and is genuinely happy about being recognised for her work. Is it because she doesn't pretend to be too cool to win awards? The only movie that she was genuinely not great in was One Day, and that was mainly the bizarre accent.

  • gefeylich

    This is a joke, right? Hathaway doesn't give a rat's ass what anyone thinks about her, except for the chance that this hate might generate attention and sympathy for her (which apparently it has). And as long as she gets paid for her endless mugging and scenery-chewing in films, she'll be as happy as a clam.

    Don't feel sowwy for the poor dear - she's probably laughing her ass off that this carefully contrived "mea culpa" is turning her into a poor pitiful misunderstood little thing. And of course, the reincarnation of Audrey Hepburn.

  • Kate

    I don't hate her, but I do find her grating and fake. I think her biggest problem is that people who've followed her career for years have seen her try out a dozen different persona's. Eager beaver with breathless little girl voice was obviously the most annoying and it unfortunately happened to show up when she was most over-exposed, but 'edgy' bad girl certainly wasn't great, SERIOUS ACTRESS who makes SERIOUS INDIES and doesn't brush her hair because she's SERIOUS was a low point, sophisticated fashionista/world traveller with billionaire boyfriend didn't work out so well and 'Reese Witherspoon, now with more Type A-ness' was as unpleasant as it sounds. She's giving hipster a whirl now, but I'm sure we'll see a new and distinct personality when Interstellar is released.

    Either she has absolutely no clue who she actually is, or she's desperately trying to find an image people like on her. Neither option makes me warm to her.

  • It's her job to pretend to be other people, why do we *need* to know the real her?

  • Sean

    It isn't so much "hate" for me, as it is complete and total disinterest.

  • TX1961 .

    I don't understand all the vitrol directed at Anne Hathaway. The only thing I don't like about her is her short hair. She looks better with long hair, in my opinion.

  • DarthBrookes

    She was the only one who actually did any acting in Dark Knight Rises (apart from perhaps Michael Caine, but he was, as he always is, playing Michael Caine). She was the best part of a fairly mediocre film, but so under-utilised that she hardly had time to make much more of an impression.

    I've never understood the Hathaway hate. I think it's one of those things that snowballed from some stupid first impression. The name, "Anne Hathaway," sounds like some wealthy heiress or British aristocrat. She's bound to be a stuck up bitch, right?

  • The Major

    Anne Hathaway was the name of old Bill Shakespeare's missus.

  • e jerry powell

    When I was in high school, I used to eat my lunch in the stairwell that forms the boys' entrance down into the dance studio.

  • Guest

    People hate Anne Hathaway because she's snobby and self absorbed, and has an overblown sense of her own importance. And she's not a very good actress despite the ridiculousness of this article.

  • Anima

    She kept getting worse and worse. From the unnecessary "I thought I looked like my gay brother" to her outrage for getting her underwear photographed during some event, she took herself too seriously, her ego was out of control.

  • Joshua Durant

    But I like Anne Hathaway.

  • Penny Marie Sautereau

    I like Anne?

  • DominaNefret

    I don't dislike JLaw, but I don't have a huge internet crush on her either. I think she often has some great things to say, but I also think she suffers from dumbing herself down, and that if she stopped doing that she would be able to speak to these points a lot more eloquently. Other times I think she comes off as extremely immature and bratty. I would rather see her answer the ridiculous questions she gets asked with clever responses that make a point about how ridiculous the questions are, than just be rude to the reporters who aren't really deserving of it. When Kristen Stewart showed apathy toward reporters questions she was judged for it, but because JLaw does it in a "funny" way, she is adored. At least KStew wasn't rude.

    I often wonder how much posture has to do with the way the public perceives an actress. Slumped is bad, but is too upright also bad? Maybe people look most positively on people who seem to have a relaxed posture. Good, but not great. There is a lot of backlash against actresses with excellent posture.
    I spend a lot of my day thinking about posture.

  • tmoore42

    Anne Hathaway has sweet tits and she shows them off aplenty. Who can hate on that?

  • tarkin12

    I just thought she seemed to vibrant and modern for Fantine, but I certainly don't hate her. I even would go as far as to say I liked her as Catwoman. But that's incredibly depressing that she's internalized it.

  • StefJam

    I understand that some people may dislike someone as an actor, or their public persona. Everybody is entitled to their opinion. What is really puzzling is how much and how intense the hatred for her is. I think this speaks to a larger sociological issue than her acting or how much charisma she has or doesn't have.

    Is it gender based? Could be - there are male actors who are vilified, but arguably they are given more latitude as being "bad boys". For example, the amount of hate for Anne Hathaway has arguably matched or exceeded that for Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, and Shia Lebeouf. They have all shown legitimately disturbing behaviour. What has Hathaway done to deserve this degree of hate? By the same token, why don't prickly actors like Billy Bob Thornton and Russell Crowe get the same degree (or more) of the public's hate-on?

  • Debbie Do

    I think it's the herd mentality. It became cool to hate Anne Hathaway just like it's cool to adore J-Law. People who know nothing about Hathaway and can't quote a single word she's said will tell you how much they despise her.

  • NoPantsMcLane

    I'm sure she can take comfort in her piles and piles of Dark Knight Rises money.

  • Adam Borden

    Lawrence will have her reckoning. It will be uncalled for, and unjust, and most likely because we "tired of our new play thing". Many celebrities go through this, we build them up and root for them, but once they're huge, and no longer "ours" we revel in tearing them down.
    Love me some Hathaway (you guys, she has the same name as Shakespeare's wife! Gorgeous, super talented, seems sweet...). It was disappointing to see her torn down, for no reason at all. Even more disappointing that I read more articles about how we all hated her, yet could find very few people who actually hated her...

  • George Tarleton

    Hathaway strikes me as that super earnest, tries-a-little-too-hard kid that a lot of people know, whose personality was tolerably endearing. But when she became famous and somewhat ubiquitous, people started to find that personality grating. Which really is kind of unfair and entirely not her fault.

    For what it's worth, I think she's beautiful and quite talented, and yes, her personality is perhaps a little affected. But there are very few A-list actors that ever really feel genuine, and her enthusiasm and sense of joy about her job seems real, even if its projected in a way that people find annoying. But no, I've never been sure why she was singled out so viciously.

  • e jerry powell

    So not quite all the way to Patty Simcox.

  • Tinkerville

    I'll admit I found her annoying during the awards season because she wanted it so badly, and boy did it show (and she'd follow it up with an aw shucks reaction). But afterwards I felt bad for directing so much ire her way because I'm sure every single one of those actors wants it just as much, they're just better at hiding it. Hell, I would want it too, so who am I to judge? Part of me hopes she goes back to her Princess Diary roots because that's when I fell in love with her.

  • I think, as consumers, our own desire to know every minute detail of how the sausage of entertainment is made is partly to blame here as well. The Anne blowback didn't just start after the movie was made. How many stories were there about how she campaigned for the role, cut her hair, consumed nothing but cotton balls and Perrier to lose the weight to look like tubercular French prostitute etc. etc. Had it been a different era, as far as the public would know, she would be just cast for the role, done a good job and been nominated for the award.

  • You could see Sandra Bullock wanting it bad the year she won too, but good ol' Sandy didn't get ANY flack for a campaign that can only be characterized as ruthless, demeaning, desperate, and, one suspects, underhanded

  • dizzylucy

    I agree - I actually like her quite a bit as an actress, but her desperation for the awards and media over-saturation turned me off for a bit. She didn't do anything terrible, she just needed to step back for a while afterwards, and wisely did. No harm done.

  • Eh.

    I think that the appeal of Lawrence comes less from herself, and more from a kind of projection from the public. They seem to relate to her because she freaks out at seeing her favorite stars, or goofs up, or plays tricks on friends and associates. It isn't that she is somehow an anti-celebrity, but that she is what people think THEY would be like if they were in the same position: not really understanding the hype for themselves, but enjoying the ride at the moment. She is, essentially, the body of the week for the public's Sam Beckett: they can leap into her and experience this crazy life vicariously without all the ickiness that comes from more controversial celebrities.

    Anne Hathaway, in comparison, isn't someone can see themselves in. It really isn't a case of people hating her; at least not outside the catty high-school like celebrity media machine. But she isn't as relatable. She dates millionaire playboys and hangs out in exotic locales; this isn't bad or something she shouldn't enjoy, no sane person wants that. But there is a greater disconnect between the public and Hathaway's life. She is mannered and poised, which is great for an actress, but not so much for allowing people to say "hey, she's like me." If anything, Hathaway is more in line with "stars" of old like Elizabeth Taylor: you enjoy their performances, and even some of the spectacle of their lives, but you don't actually WISH to be them. That is why people accuse Hathaway of being "fake": she is far too distant, so when she does express genuine emotion, it feels like another performance.

    If anything, people don't WANT her to be human and relatable now; that ship has sailed, so to speak, and she is firmly entrenched in the public eye as someone above such basic things like eagerness and nervousness. Any display of such feel artificial and almost mocking in a way.

    I think that is the difference, at least for the general public. Nobody makes gifs of Hathaway because they don't see themselves AS her. She is just another celebrity. Lawrence is an avatar for all the fangirls/boys that want to hang out with their other favorites and make cool movies. That gets exaggerated by the celebrity tabloid media into a competition (as they do any comparison between females) and turned into salacious and inflammatory headlines to draw eyeballs.

    NOTE: this is only my observation of this phenomenon. My feelings are that both are good actresses that made some great performances, and there are plenty of actors that I would rather be vilified than either of them. The only thing I "hate" about Hathaway is that she is married now, diminishing my chances with her a fraction more close to nil than the nil+3 I was at before. Of course, Lawrence is pretty much at the same level as well.

  • Jamison

    But , men never have to deal with this nonsense about being relatable , who they are dating , or their rich lifestyle . Unfortunately , most females hate each other , while they give men a free pass .

  • One male actor I can think of that fits: George Clooney. Nobody really ever says "man, I wanna be Clooney". They want to HANG with him, sure, maybe meet his famous friends, but nobody really expresses a desire to BE him. Plenty has been written about his dating various women, his home in Europe, and much more. But nobody really relates to HIM in particular. They may envy him, agree with him, maybe even admire him, but there is no "he's just like ME" moment for him.

  • TotesMcGotes

    Feels good to read these comments. Never got the hate for her,I felt like I was missing something.

  • logan

    Exactly. I thought they must of had pics of her choking baby seals with kittens.

  • Maddy

    This explains everything!

  • logan

    I neither hate or love either of them. They are celebrities. They are entertainers. They don't change the world or affect my life. Why would i have strong feelings about them either way?

  • My wife dislikes her because she thinks she's really pretentious. Most recently she made me watch the video where Ms. Hathaway received an award on which her name had been misspelled. After announcing the mistake, she said: "I don't mean to be gauche." This made wife angry, and I have to admit it rubbed me the wrong way as well for some reason.

    To be honest, I don't think these instances of celebrity hatred are that complicated. I dislike certain people the second I meet them. Even if there's no reason for it other than the way they carry themselves. It isn't logical, but it is a reaction that most of us can admit to having at one time or another.

    The other day in line at Subway, I fell into a deep deep hatred of the woman in line ahead of me because she seemed really smug. At one point she turned to me and said something friendly and I was completely won over. She was now my favourite person in the world.

    The point I'm trying to make is that we are exposed to stars endlessly and we can't help but form opinions of who we think they REALLY are, regardless of how inaccurate these opinions may be. The bummer of it all is that because we can usually only view stars from afar, very few of us will have the chance of having a star say something friendly to us to win us over.

    I think the way Anne Hathaway carries herself in public appearances just bugs a lot of people. The wide-eyed go-getter is an easy character for cynics to be annoyed by. It's not fair, but it makes perfect sense to me. I don't quite understand why so many people feel the need to smear her online, but I guess everyone has their thing...

  • DominaNefret

    I totally understand the name thing. My last name is super super easy. It is five letters long and is a common word, but people misspell it all of the time because there is a very famous award that looks similar but is spelled slightly differently. But they have totally different pronunciations! I have friends who have known me my entire life who still spell my name incorrectly. I am constantly having to have people look for the other spelling when I check in at an event, because the registrar transcribed my name incorrectly. That's not my name! They totally aren't the same!
    I would be totally irked if I got an award and they put they wrong name on it. Not even fake irked. That's a legitimate pet-peeve of mine. I feel her!

  • oilybohunk7

    I sort of feel for her on the name thing, if someone is going to go to the trouble of giving you award they probably should get your name right. I also sympathize because my name is Kimberly. Not Kim. I always introduce myself, sign my name and answer the phone as Kimberly, and yet people consistently shorten it. One time when I finally had enough of correspondence going out to the company refering to me as Kim and I asked the person to use Kimberly and she said to someone else in front of me "Did you know we are supposed to call her Kimberly?" IT IS MY NAME! I've never used the word gauche when correcting people though.

  • Bad Superman

    I think unbridled ambition is unattractive. She's obviously the product of a hyper-ambitious over-bearing mother and weak father. That's why Hathaway is attracted to effeminate men. Look at her current beau, the bearded lady.

    At least she's talented though. I'll take that over the oxygen thieves known as the Kardashian clan.

  • Bananapanda

    So it was somebody's JOB to put a plaque on an award and they couldn't spell check? That's very lame.

  • It is pretty ridiculous, though in their defence, they just left the "e" off of "Anne." It's not like they called her Anne Hardaway or anything.

  • Eva

    Agreed. I am one of those people: I just don't like Anne Hathaway. Her face is annoying, the things she says and the way she says them is annoying and I don't find her particularly talented. But I have disliked people like that in person and then spent 5 minutes with them and realized I was a complete idiot for my prejudice. I won't have that opportunity with Anne. And though I don't get worked up about it and would never wish harm upon her or anything like that, I do avoid movies she is in because I don't enjoy watching her. It is what it is.

  • Joanna Chojnacka

    There are MANY actors and actresses whose faces I just HATE and avoid their movies because of this (Nicolas Cage was the first and is the most egregious).
    Now, that doesn't happen to be the case with Hathaway, but I know where you're coming from.

  • George Tarleton

    Her FACE is annoying? What the hell does that even mean?

  • Eva

    an·noy·ing [uh-noi-ing]
    adjective
    causing annoyance; irritatingly bothersome

  • George Tarleton

    On the one hand, well played. But on the other hand, you know exactly what I meant by that question. How does someone's physical attribute become annoying? Her face is just... normal. It's her face. That statement makes no sense, even with a firm understanding of the definition of the word.

  • Eva

    It makes plenty of sense to me. When I look at her face I experience a feeling of irritation. You've never just not enjoyed looking at someone's face? Not even that they're unattractive necessarily, or not possibly a perfectly nice person... like Prince Joffrey/Jack Gleeson, Taylor Swift (too squinty). For Anne it's like her eyes and mouth are too big for her face and I totally get what the other commenter stated as far as being too "stagy" or musical-theater-y, which I guess I consider to mean exaggeratedly expressive. Like they need a person a hundred feet away to recognize that their expression is one of sadness or happiness. I personally appreciate subtlety. I'm not denying this is all completely illogical, but we all have our personal opinions based on our aesthetic preferences and myriad other things. This is mine, as flawed as it may be.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    I agree with you too. Her smile is a lot like Cameron Diaz at full wattage, it nearly slices their heads in half. It's a little uncanny looking, like a death grimace. AH with a soft, close-lipped smile though is sublime. She just tries so very, very hard that I feel a little embarrassed for her.

  • George Tarleton

    Thank you. And that explanation makes absolute sense, but it also refers more to her personality and the way she emotes and communicates, rather than just basing the irritation on a single physical feature.

    Seriously though, I appreciate you explaining it.

  • Hawkeye Fierce

    I think it's an association of physical traits with personality traits that we all do. We base it on personal experience, cultural norms, regional differences, etc.

    For me, it manifests as either the desire to punch someone's face, the wish that someone get bitch slapped, or the urge to curb stomp somebody.

    Curb stomping is usually extreme rage that is based on a person's behavior, often intentionally ignorant, spiteful, stupid, fear mongering asshattery.

    Punchasizing someone's face is usually a much more visceral reaction to some subconscious association or the strong desire for someone to shut up. There was a time in my life when I would have gladly punched every member of the band Chumbawumba.

    I think we do a lot of voice/facial/body expression reading and analysis at a lightning pace. And then we just as quickly compare it to whatever templates or experiences we have in our minds. And we make an assessment/judgement. That judgement can be overturned, but it usually takes proof much stronger and very much in opposition to whatever led us to our initial conclusion.

    To sum up: I want to punch Spencer Pratt in the face. Have no idea what he's really like. But I'm annoyed that I even know his name and his face looks douchey. Therefore, free punches at this location!

  • JenVegas

    I'm with ya on this, Eva.

  • Jamison

    I really believe Anne Hathaway was joking about the misspelling . I find it funny that Quentin Tarantino and Sean Penn give the most egotistical speeches and people don't give them a hard time. Ben Affleck during his last awards campaign, gave speeches like he was running for political office. Again, people didn't give him a hard time.

    Now, people like Jennifer Lawrence because she dumbs herself down. She goes on talk shows talking about butt-plugs , peeing , farting , and dildos . Most females find that non-threatening and adorable. Anne is from Vassar and scary smart , well-read , and articulate . Sadly , insecue women find that threatening .

  • jayfer

    Are you kidding?? Nobody likes Sean Penn, Ben Affleck or QT either! Lol

  • I really think you are on to something with this comment. I think Lawrence and Hathaway display a lot of "hyperactive theater kid" traits in their interviews and talk show appearances. The big difference is that Lawrence comes off as more self-deprecating (although the edges are starting to fray a bit in a second awards blitz) with Hathaway coming off as more patrician, which is off-putting to the beer and pizza type people we think we are.

  • Fabius_Maximus

    You must be joking about Penn. He's one of the most hated Hollywood personalities.

  • Bea Pants

    True, but isn't that for his rage issues and not his pretension?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I think it's both.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    It's not just insecure WOMEN.

    But I do agree about the well-educated aspect. It sure is pretentious to know big words and use them.

  • I get your sarcasm and agree that people should be able to speak however they want. If you use big words, though (especially unnecessarily), you run the risk of having people think you're pretentious, whether they're right or not. Again, that isn't to say big words shouldn't be used, but maybe the formula is this: Use big words and a lot of people will find you pretentious, talk about farting and butt-plugs and a lot of people will find you relatable.

  • George Tarleton

    Wait, "gauche" is a big word? A pretentious one? Because I find it to be a pretty good word, and wouldn't even blink if someone used it - properly, of course - around me.

  • Big? No. Pretentious? I guess it depends who you ask. I definitely know a lot of people who would label any use of "gauche," "drole," "raison d'etre," "mise en scene" or "a certain je ne sais quoi" (or any other "frenchisms") incredibly pretentious. These may or may not be the same people who dislike Anne Hathaway.

    (edited to close my brackets)

  • TK

    Clearly you don't know a lot of actors.

  • I've worn a blue collar for over ten years now. I once got shouted out of the break-room for eating hummus.

  • I just started telling people it was vegetarian guacamole. Disappointing on several levels that this was accepted.

  • emmalita

    Of the many excellent things you have said, this may be my favorite.

  • (blush) Guacamole. Works every time.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    If you force using big words, you ARE pretentious. But if those are the words that come naturally to you? Full speed ahead, god bless, and damn the hoi polloi.

  • Totally agree. But don't be surprised when the hoi polloi badmouth you on the internet.

  • Pajiba_Pragmatist

    The story you tell about the misspelled name has two possibilites. If her name was mispelled and SHE brought it up, then that's classless. If she was asked by reporters or others about it, and then said, something like "it was dissapointing and a bit funny, but I don't mean to be gauche." If that were the flow, then her comment is acceptable.

    The reality is she's human. If you watch her in interviews, it's pretty clear that she's battling internal insecurities (and BTW, so is JLaw).

  • She brought it up during her acceptance speech. I don't how that affects your opinion of the story. :)

  • annie

    During her awards campaign, I definitely heard more about how people hated her rather than from actual people hating her. The girl makes my eyes roll from time to time, but dammit, I've liked her and found her really talented since her Princess Diaries days. She's pretty and she tries and she has talent. Why must we shit on the Hermione Grangers of the world?!

  • So much word.

  • Berry

    I don't have any strong opinions on Hathaway the person, but I will say this: I worked as a teacher for a year, and it was sometimes really fucking hard to stand in front of a class knowing that at least some of the students really hate you. I had some wonderful kids, and some of them seemed to like me, but teens and authority figures, you know. What can you do? Some of them will hate you. Maybe even all of them occasionally. But I couldn't have continued in that line of work, because of my delicate sensibilities. Which is a rather convoluted (and admittedly self-centered) way of saying that I don't blame her for hiding in Hawaii or wherever. If it were me, I'd never leave the house, and pizza and ice-cream would be my constant companions.

  • StefJam

    I totally hear you. But I worked as an elementary school teacher, so kids were generally less hateful. It was some of the parents with their vicious over-protectiveness of their children that did me in (along with the general hatred towards all of us lazy, overpaid teachers, with too much vacation time, and a propensity towards corrupting children)

  • Berry

    The entitled parent culture hadn't fortunately reached the very remote, tiny village where I taught, yet, so I can only imagine. Nowadays, when I encounter that general hatred in my job (as in, people badmouthing their precious little ones' teacher in break-room) I just try to grin and bear it.

  • Bob Genghis Khan

    People hate Anne Hathaway because our bored, snarky, self-loathing Internet age has made everyone a fucking critic.

  • Dennis Albert Ramirez

    yep, nail on the head. even in some of the comments here, Hathaway being excited about her job is apparently a flaw since she isn't self-deprecatingly "real" enough about it.

    perhaps i am just not as cynical as i'm supposed to be in the modern age

  • Jezzer

    Why don't you two head on over to Buzzfeed where you can join their little Rainbow Hug Patrol and commiserate about how mean the rest of the internet is?

  • Dennis Albert Ramirez

    how is this the first time i'm hearing about a Rainbow Hug Patrol?

    EDIT: you lied to me :(

  • TK

    Comment of the fucking week, right here.

  • crispin

    My reason is because I like film acting in my movies.... Not musical theater or stage acting.

  • deeeeep

    In every movie that I have seen her in she was "film acting"(what ever that is). Even in Les Mis she was acting like one would do in a film based on a musical. Her last two movies, Batman & Les Mis, she was amazing in.

  • StefJam

    So that actually makes you "hate" her? Just curious.

  • crispin

    I don't "hate" her. That's too strong a word. I don't know her.

    I find her larger-than-life way of acting and overall, general demeanor in real life to be "excruciatingly annoying".

  • George Tarleton

    Yeah, I'm curious about this too. What was she too stagey or theatrical in? Brokeback Mountain? Rachel Getting Married? The Princess Diaries? I literally cannot think of a single valid example of what you're talking about.

  • snrp

    I find her acting to be a little affected--maybe that's what crispin's referring to? She doesn't disappear into her characters (I'd make an exception for Brokeback, but not Rachel Getting Married or Les Mis). I actually feel the same way about Jennifer Lawrence, though, so...maybe I'm approaching the topic differently.

  • ERM 275

    Besides her acting in Les Mis (a musical), how does she not do film acting?

  • crispin

    ..

  • I liked her the whole time! People hating an actress for being passionate about what she does smacks of insecurity. We have a weird thing in America where we idolize success and intellect as long as nobody acts like it's hard work. I like Lawrence too, but it's a seriously high-school attitude that somehow she should win everything because she knows that cool kids don't care too much (and when you do care, lampshade it.)

  • This exactly. I think of it as The Tracey Flick Effect.

  • annie

    We have that weird thing especially when it comes to women.

  • John W

    Why do people hate Hathaway? Is it because she's so talented? Her smile is too wide? Does she a have a website similar to Paltrow? It's because of the Academy awards isn't it?

  • John G.

    It's the scent of desperation, the evident need to be adored, that reeks off of her in a way that JLaw just doesn't have, or is very expert at hiding.

  • crispin

    It's the very musical theater aspect of her.

  • laylaness

    like Lea Michele.

  • Funny how "musical theatre" as an adjective is like porn. We can't explain it, we just know it when we see it.

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