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Anne Hathaway Answers and Deflects Awkward, Creepy Questions About Her “Wardrobe Malfunction” Like a Boss


It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which takes us back to ‘Les Mis,’ because that’s what my character is.Anne Hathaway, on the Today Show.

Matt Lauer greeted Anne Hathaway this morning by saying “Nice to see you. Seen a lot of you lately,” which is a pretty freakin’ awful way to refer to the fact that a photographer upskirted her during a Les Miserables premiere and now there is a picture of her private parts everywhere. Hathaway’s body language clearly communicates that this is an issue she’d rather not talk about, but, like a true master of interview judo, she slams the audience with the bigger picture and then dovetails straight into talking about her work. You know, where she strives to get audiences to respond to her characters as if they were real human beings with emotions and dreams, and not just objects for our consumption. I know what .gif this calls for!

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  • Anonymous

    Matt Lauer’s comment was unbelievably rude. I’m impressed that she managed to answer the way she did and keep her cool.

  • http://twitter.com/eigenseide Barbara Seiders

    Ms. Hathaway’s response is a propos to so many situations, and so powerful. Well done!

  • Anonymous

    That response should be added to the Hollywood Hall of Fame! I’m just in awe!

  • Terence Ng

    Damn, Anne. She knows how to shut it down.

  • http://twitter.com/Foxiferous Foxfire

    I don’t even know who this Matt Lauer dude is but I sincerely hope he’s copping a lot of flak for that.

    I am aghast that a host of some show, or someone greeting an interviewee would start an interview that way…. So incredibly crass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jayson.loyd Jayson Loyd

    Someone else should punch Lauer in the mouth for her, because Hathaway is much too classy a lady to do so.

  • http://twitter.com/Staar84 Erin Carr

    She gets more awesome every day.

  • http://twitter.com/JMCanuck Jim

    Yes indeed, for the “gentleman” (term loosely appled bien sûr) a heaping helping of “B*tch please”, a side of “Oh, snap” and a light sprinkling of “What the F*ck is Wrong With You?” … to go.

    Brava, diva!

  • http://twitter.com/JMCanuck Jim

    Yes indeed, for the “gentleman” (term loosely appled bien sûr) a heaping helping of “B*tch please”, a side of “Oh, snap” and a light sprinkling of “What the F*ck is Wrong With You?” … to go.

    Brava, diva!

  • Terence Ng

    I’m not impressed. I’ve come to expect this level of class from her. :)

  • Anonymous

    It’s not unbelievable, simply because time and time again Matt Lauer proves that he is an alternative phrase for heehawing john donkey

  • http://www.facebook.com/ashe.samuels Ashe P. Samuels

    Well, goddamn. Just reading that had me subconsciously reaching out for some ice water.

    Anne Hathaway and Scarlett Johansson need to combine forces, Wonder Twin style.

  • Anonymous

    She also has the best eye roll. As immortalized in that gif

  • moffatt0184

    Dear Matt Lauer…from one white male to another white male STFU! Anne’s sexy and a good actress and oh god the lips on her face are just so kissable. we can only admire from a safe distance…say a movie theater lol

  • John Wao

    We can all agree Lauer is a jerk but can someone explain to me why she showed up to the premiere sans underwear? Is there a practical reason for that?

  • Anonymous

    I was really wanting to give the interviewer the benefit of the doubt, that he meant “seen a lot of you lately” in terms of Hathaway appearing in a lot of movies, but no, he pushed the question, kneeling forward in a deeply uncomfortable, unpleasant manner.

    Anne Hathaway is, of course, stupendous and reacted brilliantly, even if the lummox was still a condescending jerk.

  • Anonymous

    VPL, I’d wager.

  • John Wao

    Ah. Thanks.