Friday, December 14, 2012

Anne Hathaway

A few days ago, on December 10th, while attending the premier of Les Miserable, Hathaway stepped out of a limo and accidently exposed more than her legs. A reporter Lauer was address the incident “You had a little wardrobe malfunction. What is the lesson learnt from something like that?” he asked. She acknowledged the incident, offered a short observation about it, Anne Hathaway: “It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and, rather than delete it, sells it. I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality upon unwilling participants. Which brings us back to Les Mis because that’s who my character is. She is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing. So let’s get back to Les Mis.”
Hathaway gave the perfect response.

                                                      She has the same name as William Shakespeare's wife, with the blood of Irish, French, German to native American, a daughter of a stage actress. Anne Hathaway got a unique look, a perfect DNA  led  her the first movie role as a princess in a fairy tale. She was young and her acting was like a comic cartoon with a pair of  incredibly big eyes. No skills required only need to be cute. Critics thought it was it for her, just like many family film stars. And then 5 years later, she was topless in Havoc, a film about affluent suburban girls who clash with the Latino gang. Many people think it was a miscast, but I do think it was necessary otherwise she couldn’t  give us the remarkable performance in  Brokeback  Mountain, she tried her best to distance herself from her princess image by choosing a role where she was sexual as often as possible, what else a princess surly won’t do? 

After playing  against  Meryl Streep and  attempt to becoming Jane Austen, she surprised us all again with a  Best actress Oscar nominated as Kym in Rachel Got Married, an unlikeable almost self destructive character,  even tougher role than the cowboy’s wife Lureen. We are convinced, Anne is not just a pretty princess with big eyes, she is a hard working Actress and always taking risk.

Garry Marshall, the director of The Princess Diaries said "The multi-talented Hathaway is a combination Julia Roberts, Audrey Hepburn and Judy Garland."  For the last 20 years, we witness her improvement and involvement with different things, she hosted the 83rd Academy Awards, she voice –over for The SimpsonsFamily Guy and Rio.  
On 2009 Oscar Award night, Shirley McClaine said to Anne “I think you’re an amazing example for young actress in this business.  Because you’re not afraid, you’re not afraid to show both your dark and your bright side.  This is your first nomination I feel there will be many more after this.” Pausing briefly again she said “and by the way, I think you have an extraordinary voice.  Keep singing too”. Again Hathaway gave a perfect response 3 years later  singing  I Dreamed a Dream as a  tragic heroine Fantine in  Les Miserables. This Cat woman is full of surprises and  knows how to “ meow”.

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