Back in 2013, most of the internet made fun of forever theater kid Anne Hathaway for laying down the blueprint for Leonardo DiCatchAHo’s extra thirsty Oscar campaign by hustling like her puppy got kidnapped and she needed to win that gold man statue so she could pawn it and pay her pooch’s ransom. Anne’s level 10 campaign hustling paid off and when she finally got her hands around the little gold man that danced in her dreams every night, she caused the Guinness World record for simultaneous eye rolls to break when she said, “It came truuuuueeeee.” Anne is now saying that her whole happy act during her speech was nothing but a lie!
While talking about her new movie Colossal with The Guardian, Anne was asked how she feels now about all the hate she got from Hathahaters before and after she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Les Miserables. While Anne was up there accepting her Oscar, the people in the front row protected their faces with welding masks because they thought she was going to throw up fireworks of pure happiness. But Anne says her happiness was manufactured and she didn’t mean that “It came truuuuuuuueeee” line. Instead of being happy, Anne was filled up to the top with sadness and rich people guilt.
“I felt very uncomfortable. I kind of lost my mind doing that movie and it hadn’t come back yet. Then I had to stand up in front of people and feel something I don’t feel which is uncomplicated happiness. It’s an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you’re supposed to be happy. I didn’t feel that way. 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. 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.”
It’s still amazing that three years later, Anne is STILL doing the most about that damn Oscar. And it’s a good thing that an Oscar trophy can’t read and doesn’t know how to work the internet. Because if Anne’s award read what she said about it, it may get its feelings hurt and things between them would be really weird as she spoons with it in bed every night.