A couple of years back, actress Melissa Leo was GUNNING for that Oscar for her performance in The Fighter. Real talk – she deserved it because she completely brought to life a scary beehived bitch from Lowell (I live in Massachusetts and I’ve known a few). But she got super cheesy in pursuing the gold-plated acting dildo. She took out full page ads in the trades inexplicably featuring herself in a polar bear skin by a pool (elegant?) and another one of her bending forward in an evening dress showing cleavage (sensual?) and they read simply “CONSIDER”. It was a little bizarre, kinda hammy,and way desperate. And now whenever Anne Hathaway does an interview about her hunger strike for Miserable Lesbians, all I can picture is a big “CONSIDER” floating over her shorn head in blinking lights.
Your mom, that last bill collector you had to speak to because you forget to use a foreign accent and say “wrong numbah”, and every gay you know have already marveled at you about Anne Hathaway dropping 25 lbs. to play a dying French hooker so she can snatch an Oscar. US (via the Los Angeles Times) notes that her director Tom Hooper felt that Anne subsisting on little more than oatmeal bark and insane ambition for her role was a little much.
“Tom didn’t like what I was doing, but he understood why I was doing it,” the actress counters. “No one liked what I was doing. By the end, people were hugging me, and they would get emotional because I felt so frail.”
They were emotional because they didn’t want you to die in front of them, tragic heroine! Hunger hasn’t made the smart (formerly) fat girl any less modest.
“I see the sort of work that people like Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet can do, and I want to do that level of work so badly,” she tells the L.A. Times of those Oscar winners. “But I don’t believe I’m as gifted as them. So the only thing I can control is how hard I work at it — how much do I commit to it? How far will I take it?”
Let’s make going anorexic the finish line, Anne. What’s after that? Giving yourself cancer? Committing suicide at the end of a shoot? The Academy better “CONSIDER” Anne because I fear for the seats around her if they announce another gal’s name. Charlize Theron is lucky she shaved her dome if she’s seated near this crazy that night. Because Anne is gonna be snatching weaves and bath salt bitin’ faces if she doesn’t win this shit.
Check out more pics of Anne Hathaway post-shopping with her husband Adam Shulman in the gallery.