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From Oscar Winner to Hollywood Outcast: Anne Hathaway’s Reflections on Her Decade of Criticism

How Anne Hathaway fell out of favor with the world

From Oscar Winner to Hollywood Outcast: Anne Hathaway’s Reflections on Her Decade of Criticism

Anne Hathaway faced an onslaught of criticism during the press tour for her new film Mothers’ Instinct about a decade ago. Looking back, she reflects on the barrage of hostility, both online and offline, that derailed her career in the 2010s. Hollywood was in a precarious state with movements like #MeToo and #OscarsSoWhite gaining traction, and Hathaway faced vague accusations that varied depending on who you asked.

One moment she was deemed too enthusiastic, earnest, and humble, while the next she was labeled as inauthentic, entitled, and insincere. She was criticized for being both an Oscar-winning star in Les Misérables and a millennial version of Julia Roberts in lighter films like Valentine’s Day and Bride Wars, which led her to miss out on job opportunities. Despite the negative publicity, she credits Christopher Nolan for being supportive during a low point in her career by casting her in Interstellar. She expressed gratitude for his belief in her talent and not being swayed by the negative press surrounding her.

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