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Christopher Nolan Hires Anne Hathaway for Interstellar

By Steven Lloyd Wilson | Trade News | April 10, 2013 | Comments ()

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I think the eruption of Anne Hathaway hate is one of the most beautiful spectacles of contradiction the Internet has to offer. Let's check off the boxes for being liked on the Internet: attractive, talented, willing to star in solid genre film, not opposed to toplessness in a role.

Let's be clear. According to all specifications on such things, Anne Hathaway should be the most liked actress on the Internet. She hits all the marks. I think the only other woman to do so was the one that the mad scientist nerds created in Weird Science.

But oh no, she's not genuine enough leading up to the awards shows, let us destroy her and build a monument to the futility of pleasing our greased hordes.

My theory? Uncanny valley. As a robot gets closer and closer to human-like, they get neater and neater, until that point where they're just shy of being actually human, at which point they get creepier than clowns under our beds. Anne Hathaway falls into the uncanny valley of the perfect woman for the Internet, which means she gets creepy by falling just short.

Or people are just dicks, but my theory has the benefit of being overly complicated whilst referring to robots, so I think I'm on solid ground.

So anyway, trade news. Anne Hathaway got hired onto Christopher Nolan's Interstellar which at the moment exists only as a vague plot description about and "a heroic interstellar voyage to the furthest borders of our scientific understanding". I'm rooting for Hathaway to be the evil computer trying to become human by wearing their skins.

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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Alberto Cox Délano

    Don't matter what they say, she is still a fabulous actress, a unique beauty (is it sexist if I say how glad I'd be to see her regain some 10-15 pounds? Or just Latin?), clever and I'm not joining the haters. Because they want to taint her as the next Gwyneth Paltrow, when it is a very different story. Hathaway is to actors what Morrisey is to singers: An asshole, but a most-necessary one.

  • Lee

    I'm so bored with internet articles about the "Hathahate." Can we just forget about it please?

  • Kate at June

    Stop trying to make "We ALL hate Anne Hathaway" happen. Its not going to happen.

  • John W

    Okay haters on your marks....

  • L.O.V.E.

    "Or people are just dicks..."
    Up here, lady. I got a brain too.

  • logan

    The only hate I've ever seen for her came from the contributors of Pajiba. So maybe you guys have made your own tempest in a teapot.

  • janetfaust

    I happened to watch part of the Wendy Williams show the other day and she had a whole segment on how people have started to hate Anne Hathaway, and claimed that she is the most hated person in America, even over Osama bin Laden. Her source was some random poll which she didn't cite. Far be it from me to question the journalist integrity of Wendy Williams, but I have a hard time believing that people would really hate any actress over the orchestrator of 9/11. Except maybe Lindsey Lohan.

  • logan

    Wendy Williams the olde porn star? I would question her journalistic integrity.

  • gutpunchprod

    I get the feeling that there isn't a single moment in her life that hasn't been calculated to within a measurerment that only a laser could judge.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Like I've said before, I think she's just really self-conscious and shy. And she probably started acting to try to get over that, but even now she remains overly analytical when it comes to how she comes off in public. To the point that her strategy for dealing with the awkwardness of interview and awards shows is to essentially "act" her way out of it. That's why she sounds rehearsed during acceptance speeches (because she can plan for it), and somewhat awkward during interviews (because she can't).

    Jennifer Lawrence, on the other hand seems to be the type who gives zero f*cks about what people think of her. Which, contrastingly, may also be why SHE started acting.

    Regardless, I think they're both lovely and talented, and certainly deserving of their success.

  • ,

    That photo up there? That's why I'm inclined not to like her. I just don't like her looks. I don't HATE her, but ... I don't see the "attractive" part.

  • Your Daddy

    Firstly, anyone can find an unappealing photo of nearly ANY celebrity. Secondly, did you seriously just say you're inclined to dislike people you find unattractive? You must be a real catch lol

  • ,

    Yes. And yes.

  • Ben

    Nathan Fillion.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I want her to be John Henry's love interest in a Sarah Conor Chronicles reboot.

  • Fred

    She's good at her job and doesn't seem to be a jerk. Everything else is made-up controversy and not worthy of discussion.

  • Your Daddy

    ^Pretty much just this. I don't get where the hate comes from, but whatever the reason, I say f*** you to the people who dislike her. She's great.

  • Robert

    Honestly, for me, she's just too rehearsed. Watch her give interviews for any film she's been in. She has the same smile, the same demeanor, and the same overly analytic explanation for why she took on the role. Her authentic moments come whens he fights back against misogyny and lets out her inner badass.

    She's a great actress. I can't knock her abilities. I just think she needs to loosen up more on press tours. Charlize Theron, Michelle Wililams, and Toni Colette come from a similar place at interviews and are much more flexible in their approach. They laugh, they smile, they tell jokes, and they really make each appearance or interview feel special.

  • Yeah, people are just dicks.

  • Brian Merritt

    To be fair, I've never much cared for her. I find her boring and definitely not attractive. But I understand she's a valued commodity in the acting realm, so more power to her.

  • John G.

    I can't imagine a robot saying "Thank you very much for this lovely blunt object that I will forevermore use as a weapon against self doubt"

  • Sarah

    I think it's her unfiltered enthusiasm. You see her at award shows and her giddiness is so over-the-top. Granted, she's excited to watch her dreams come true, and she's earned every recognition she's won. But I think we expect a certain poise and control from A-listers that she hasn't mastered. Just one theory.

  • Bronson

    Oscar acceptance speech aside, I don't get the hate for her. She's worked hard to get where she is, she comes over as likeable in interviews, she's a genuinely good actress, and she does a nice mix of popcorn flicks and more serious roles.

    And she's by far not the first actor/actress to do an awful acceptance speech.

  • ,

    "worked hard"? What does that mean? She pretends to be other people. Where's the hard work? Did she shovel coal? Did she build a highway? Did she sweat?

    (pet peeve)

  • Your Daddy

    Please apply bandages to the BURNED area.

  • Did she wake up at 4 a.m. for a 7 a.m. call only to wait around in full make up and dress while some technical issue was solved, then shoot for the next 8 hours or so? I don't know, but I know a hell of a lot of actors do that, as well as body modification of varying sorts, lots of classes to improve craft, switching to theatre roles for variety/because that's where the work is/to expand skill sets, constantly auditioning - which even she has had to do at some point, doing some or all of the stunts, living in remote locations with sub-par everything while the director gets the exact right shot, or going back to said locations because someone screwed up something six months ago and now you have to reshoot it, regardless of whether or not you have other stuff going on, because your contract says you have to.

    Why does one have to do manual labor to be credited with hard work? Do office workers also not "work hard" because they aren't shoveling coal or laying tar? I defy anyone to come do what I do and NOT jump over the desk and throat punch date rapist college kids with their smarmy smiles but instead be professional and polite, when the day before, their victim was sitting in that same chair, glassy-eyed and shaking because she had to talk about this horrible thing. That right there is some hard fucking work, even if I don't end up covered in dirt at the end of the day.

  • InternetMagpie


  • ViciousTrollop

    You're welcome.

  • BAM

    I may be on the unpopular side of the fence, but the more Anne Hathaway, the better, in my book. She's a great actress and isn't ugly. So she's sometimes selfish or egotistical? Welcome to earth.

  • toblerone

    "Hathaway Hate" is just pot stirring. For all the J-Law love there has has to be an actress who receives an equal amount of scorn and Hathaway just happens to be the INTERNETs lucky recipient.

  • toblerone

    *Additional if her spacesuit is as form fitting as her Catsuit all will be forgotten.

  • Fuck'n A. I'll sit on the unpopular side of the fence with you and Anne. It will be awesome. We'll talk about how cool it was to be in a Batman movie, what it was like to work with Heath Ledger, whether being on this fence talking about the geeky shit I like made her as horny as me. The usual.

  • Bobbs3k

    I agree with your statement. Also whenever I see the phrase welcome to earth I think of this:

  • logan

    I thought you username was BOOBS3000. Sorry.

  • Alexandra Roderick

    If you think Daniel`s story is something..., two weeks ago my friend basically recieved a check for $9988 putting in a ninteen hour week from home and their roomate's mother-in-law`s neighbour has been doing this for 6 months and got a cheque for over $9988 part-time On there laptop. applie the advice at this site.

  • Bobbs3k

    Who's Daniel?

  • Bert_McGurt

    Let me get this straight - your friend "works" online from their home, where they live with some married person but not that person's spouse? And you're taking advice from the mother-in-law? This is obviously above-board.

    And I should hope that six months worth of work results in a cheque greater than that for nineteen hours. How do you "basically receive" a cheque anyways?

  • Is a friend's roommate's mother-in-law's neighbor the new 'friend of a friend'?

  • Jo 'Mama' Besser

    Their, their.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    but my theory has the benefit of being overly complicated whilst referring to robots, so I think I’m on solid ground.

    first smile of my day

  • simplysarah

    I'm probably alone on this but I don't find her attractive at all. BUT having said that, I have nothing against her. She seems like a decent enough person although I don't think I've ever watched her in any movie so I don't have much to go on when it comes to her ability.

  • simplysarah

    Correction, I did see Brokeback Mountain and she did a fairly good job in it.

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