Anne Hathaway has worked hard to establish herself as one of the best actresses in all of Hollywood right now, as her grace and elegance in every single role have won the hearts and minds of not just fans, but peers as well.
Anne Hathaway is known for her incredible roles in films such as The Princess Diaries, The Dark Knight Rises, Les Miserables, and many more. That being said, she hasn’t always hit a home run with it comes to her roles in films.
Anne Hathaway’s Role In Les Miserables Took A Toll On Her Physical And Mental Health
Anne Hathaway was one of the primary characters in 2012’s Les Miserables, where she portrayed the role of Fantine, a prostitute who died of tuberculosis in the 1800s. Hathaway pushed herself to the very limit in order to ensure that she would be prepared for the role.
While speaking on The Jess Cagle Interview (via People), Anne Hathaway talked about the struggles she had to face in order to prepare for her role. Hathaway revealed that she had to lose an ungodly amount of weight in two weeks for the role, which took its toll on her body.
“I’d lost an unhealthy amount of weight in two weeks. I didn’t know anything about nutrition. I taxed my body, and my brain bore the brunt of it for a while. I just felt very anxious and very lost at that time.”
Thankfully, Anne Hathaway’s efforts were not in vain as she was one of the best parts of the movie, which even went on to win at the Oscars. It simply goes to show just how dedicated Anne Hathaway can be to any role.
Anne Hathaway Regrets Her Role In The Witches And Even Apologized For It
Anne Hathaway faced criticism for her portrayal of the Grand High Witch in the 2020 fantasy comedy The Witches directed by Robert Zemeckis. While she embraced the role with a vampy approach, the character’s physical appearance drew backlash for seemingly mocking individuals with limb differences.
Following the backlash, the Oscar-winning actress took to social media and addressed her role, issuing a public apology. Expressing her commitment to inclusivity and her strong hatred towards cruelty, Hathaway acknowledged the pain caused by her portrayal of the character. [Via Variety]
“As someone who really believes in inclusivity and really, really detests cruelty, I owe you all an apology for the pain caused. I am sorry. I did not connect limb difference with the GHW when the look of the character was brought to me; if I had, I assure you this never would have happened. I particularly want to say I’m sorry to kids with limb differences. Now that I know better, I promise I’ll do better. And I owe a special apology to everyone who loves you as fiercely as I love my own kids: I’m sorry I let your family down.”
The backlash was warranted as the film ultimately received a poor 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, as it was critically panned in a brutal fashion. Regardless, Anne Hathaway has moved on from such a role and it is certain she will never do such a thing ever again
Anne Hathaway has worked hard to build her reputation and she will make sure nothing compromises it ever again. Three years on, it is evident she has kept that promise to herself.