Here are 10 controversial quotes from Anne Hathaway
- “Blergh.” This was the first word that Hathaway uttered when she accepted her Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Comedy or Musical for her role in Les Misérables in 2013. Many viewers found her speech to be awkward, rehearsed and insincere, as she thanked everyone from her co-stars to her dentist. She also made a joke about Sally Field that some considered to be disrespectful.
- “I had to change my dress last minute.” Hathaway caused a stir when she showed up at the Oscars in 2013 wearing a pale pink Prada gown instead of a Valentino one that she had originally planned to wear. She explained that she had to switch dresses at the last minute because her Les Misérables co-star Amanda Seyfried was wearing a similar Alexander McQueen gown. However, some critics accused her of being ungrateful and disrespectful to Valentino, who had been her longtime friend and supporter.
- “I’m sorry that I did a true thing.” Hathaway faced backlash when she posted a photo of herself on Instagram holding a sign that read “#BlackLivesMatter” in 2016. Some of her followers accused her of being hypocritical, ignorant and insensitive, especially since she had previously starred in movies that featured racial stereotypes, such as The Princess Diaries 2 and Bride Wars. Hathaway defended herself by saying that she was trying to raise awareness and show solidarity with the movement.
- “I’m not Rihanna.” Hathaway made headlines when she appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 2014 wearing a bondage-inspired outfit. She told the magazine that she was not trying to be sexy or provocative, but rather to express herself and have fun. She also said that she was not Rihanna, who was known for her daring and risqué fashion choices. Some fans interpreted this as a slight against the pop star, while others praised Hathaway for being honest and confident.
- “I’m only here because Ellen said no.” Hathaway and James Franco were widely panned for their hosting gig at the Oscars in 2011. The pair lacked chemistry and charisma, and their jokes fell flat with the audience. Hathaway tried to salvage the situation by singing a parody of On My Own from Les Misérables to Hugh Jackman, who was sitting in the front row. She also made a self-deprecating remark that she was only there because Ellen DeGeneres had turned down the offer to host.
- “I’m not Catwoman.” Hathaway received mixed reactions when she was cast as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises in 2012. Some fans were skeptical about her ability to play the iconic comic book character, who had been previously portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer and Halle Berry. They were also disappointed by her costume, which lacked the signature cat ears and whip. Hathaway defended her role by saying that she was not playing Catwoman, but rather Selina Kyle, a complex and nuanced character who had a different relationship with Batman.
- “I’m sorry I have nine lives.” Hathaway sparked controversy when she joked about killing her stunt double on the set of The Witches in 2020. She told Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show that she accidentally hit her stunt double with a metal rod while filming a scene where she had to swing it around. She said that she felt terrible about it, but then added that she was sorry she had nine lives, implying that she was more important than her stunt double.
- “I’m not sorry I took this part.” Hathaway faced criticism when she played a transgender man named Daryl Weinberg in an episode of Modern Love in 2019. Some activists and viewers argued that she should not have taken the role, as it should have gone to an actual transgender actor. They also accused her of perpetuating stereotypes and erasing transgender identities. Hathaway defended her decision by saying that she wanted to tell a story of love and acceptance, and that she did not regret taking the part.
- “I’m not sorry I got married.” Hathaway married actor Adam Shulman in 2012, after dating him for four years. She told Vogue magazine that she felt lucky to have found him, and that he was supportive of her career and ambitions. However, some feminists criticized her for settling down and conforming to traditional gender roles. They also questioned her commitment to women’s rights and empowerment, given that she had changed her surname to Shulman after getting married.
- “I’m not sorry I cut my hair.” Hathaway chopped off her long locks for her role as Fantine in Les Misérables in 2012. She told Glamour magazine that she felt liberated and empowered by the drastic change, and that it helped her get into character. However, some fans were unhappy with her new look, and said that she had lost her femininity and charm. They also accused her of trying to copy Emma Watson, who had also cut her hair short around the same time