'Serenity': Anne Hathaway stuns as a woman plotting her husband's murder, so how did the princess became so badass?
Thanks to all the 'Hathahaters,' who pushed the refined actress to push her limits and be more perfect than ever in Steve Knight's upcoming film 'Serenity'
Remember the time when "Hathahate" was a thing? A hashtag. And almost everybody in Hollywood loved to hate her for no reason at all?
Those days are long gone and forgotten but her stupendous achievements are not.
Come January, the Brooklyn born actress will be seen in Steven Knight's neo-noir thriller as a blonde bombshell who recruits Matthew McConaughey to kill her new husband in the most bad-ass sense. A blonde-haired Hathaway tells her ex-boyfriend to throw her new husband into the ocean with sharks, making an offer which he cannot refuse. The 36-year-old actress herself has made headlines in December with offers which are hard to refuse, starting right from starring in Warner Bros.’ 'Sesame Street,' movie as well as being offered a role in Robert Zemeckis’ adaptation of Roald Dahl’s 1983 children’s novel, 'The Witches.'
She is on a roll and no amount of 'Hathahate' has killed her vibe. Isn't that inspiring? Mainly accused of being too "actress-y" and affected, Hathaway was also mocked for her award speeches. The sensation of naturally hating the actress was identified to be what the British call "tall poppy syndrome," just because she is too perfect a person, and people just can't cope with that. The same theory can be applied to people hating on Taylor Swift and Gwenyth Paltrow, to an extent.
In between playing the groundbreaking role of Mia Thermopolis, an ugly duckling that turns into a golden swan, in 'The Princess Diaries' alongside Julie Andrews, to now stripping off naked in the upcoming 'Serenity,' let's just say Hathaway had to deal with a lot of hate, but that was, in no way, hindering her ambition to achieve all the awards she wanted and acing all the roles she made iconic.
Even though her first role was in a short-lived television series called 'Get Real,' she skyrocketed to fame with 'The Princess Diaries' franchise. A girl who once considered being a nun was compared by critics to the likes of Judy Garland and Audrey Hepburn. However, her role as the princess, at first seemed to be a "brick wall" since the roles she was offered after her breakout was confined to being a free-spirited girl with a princess-y vibe say for example 'Ella Enchanted' in 2004.
Then in 2005, she decided to break through the stereotype that was created of her as an actress and went topless in 'Havoc' and 'Brokeback Mountain.' Poof went her image as a goody-two-shoes, a girl next door and a princess sitting pretty.
However, what goes off for Hathaway, quickly circles back again, when in 2006, she played Andrea Sachs in 'The Devil Wears Prada,' and the White Queen in 2010's 'Alice In Wonderland.'
But it was in 2012, her career reached its crescendo, literally, when she won the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her portrayal of Fantine in 'Les Miserables,' where she also did her own singing. This was also the triggering moment for 'Hathahate' as a sensation, specifically because people felt her acceptance speech was a bit too rehearsed. Also, the 2011 Academy Award hosting alongside James Franco had Hathaway already in the bad books of Academy Award viewers. Franco did little to defend her from the hate wave that started and told David Letterman that Hathaway's energy makes even the Tasmanian Devil "look stoned standing next to Anne Hathaway." On Hathaway's part, she affirmed to Harper's Bazaar that "anyone who disliked my personality probably disliked my personality before the Oscars."
People can only guess how the brown-eyed beauty sailed through the swarming hate as the internet flooded with accusations on how pretentious she is, plus the hashtag.
Anyway, that did not stop the daughter of stage actress Kate McCauley Hathaway, to be one of 27 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical (Les Miserables), which, by the way was inspired by Kate, when the six-year-old Hathaway saw her mother perform the same role.
Anne Hathaway, whose full name is Anne Jacqueline Hathaway shined as a drunk and dissolute Gloria in 2017's 'Colossal.' The film that received 88 percent in Rotten Tomatoes also gave a wakeup call to the 'Hathahaters' that all the flak she had been receiving through and through the years only made her an even more prolific actress. Who else can play the role of a woman, so misconstrued by the society, more than Hathaway, who herself was going through or went through a certain kind of hardship?
In 2018 too, Hathaway returned to work, seven months after giving birth to her son Jonathan, to begin filming 'Ocean's Eight' alongside stellar co-stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling. See her work ethic there? She even went on to receive a compliment from Rihanna, who told her that she's got an ass, especially at a time when she was struggling with postpartum weight.
As of today, the actress who is offered one amazing role after another, we are talking about 'Sesame Street,' stands to be one of the only 13 actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. No wonder she is hated and loved at the same time!
Her career spanning decades has seen her grow from a princess typecasted actress, to a critically acclaimed heroine of girl gang movie and now, we can't wait to see her in 'Serenity' where she will offer $10 million to her ex-boyfriend to throw her new husband into the ocean with sharks. The trailer suggests that it will make it to our favorite movie list, even though we haven't watched it yet, and that's because we have the blonde-sultry Hathaway, spreading Hathalove all the way.