Anne Hathaway Admits She Had To ‘Pretend’ To Be Happy About Her Oscar Win

The actress has spoken candidly about her 2013 speech.


by Elizabeth Bennett |

‘It came true’ gushed Hathaway as she picked up her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2013 Les Miserables. However, Hathaway has now revealed that her big dream moment was not all she had imagined.

Speaking in a new interview with the Guardian, Hathaway described the experience as ‘very uncomfortable’.

‘I kind of lost my mind doing that movie and it hadn’t come back yet,’ Hathaway said of playing Fantine in the famous tale of the French Revolution.

‘I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime, and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings,’ Hathaway explained.

At the time, Hathaway was widely criticised for her awkward and supposedly insincere speech, but her recent comments have cleared things up.

‘I tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time. That’s the truth and that’s what happened. It sucks. But what you learn from it is that you only feel like you can die from embarrassment, you don’t actually die.’

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