Media reporters and out-of-context questions are a combination as old as time. Celebrities are one demographic that always have to face the brunt of being asked stupid questions by reporters trying to get some controversy or statement out of them. While some handle it well by simply not talking, others like Anne Hathaway are not too tolerant of the absurdity of it.
It’s only understandable, often in the heat of the moment, celebrities might say something that answers the question but the paparazzi spin the words to the point that it’s perceived as controversial. All in all, Anne Hathaway was only trying to avoid all the baloney talk.
Anne Hathaway Got Super-Pi**ed At This Report For This Question
Vogue’s April 2014 cover featured one of the most popular celebrities couples of the time- rapper Kanye West and model Kim Kardashian- who got married just the year before. Criticism rained upon the Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour after the release of the cover, with many questioning whether or not she had ruined the magazine’s reputation by allowing it to happen.
However, the bigger picture comes after a story told by then-media reporter Michael Yo during his appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast in 2019. The celebrity featured on Vogue’s March cover, just the month before Kardashian and West, was actor Anne Hathaway.
In Michael Yo’s story, he recounts to Rogan the time when he was a media reporter and told him about the difficulties of being one. First off, he says that if the higher-ups tell you to ask a celebrity a certain question, they must do so at all costs, or else their job is on the line.
Soon after he proceeds to tell Rogan about the time he had to ask Anne Hathaway this question-
“So they gave me the dumbest question to ask Anne Hathaway. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were on the cover of Vogue, and right before that, it was Anne Hathaway. So they told me ‘Hey why don’t you ask her what she thinks about the cover?’. Because everybody was ‘ This is bullcrap Kim Kardashian is on the cover'”.
“And I ask Anne Hathaway that question and she goes ‘Well, I don’t run the magazine so it doesn’t really matter to me'”. So I finish asking the question and I walk down the stairs and then I hear…she goes ‘Why the fu*k would he ask me that question?! I don’t give a shit who’s on that magazine!'”.
Yo continues and explains his reaction-
“And I was to turn back around ’cause I kinda got mad? But I was like ‘Man, she’s right. That was a dumb as* question'”
It honestly was a pretty stupid question and was nothing but a question that was ordered just to get a word of controversy out of the Love & Other Drugs star.
Anne Hathaway Has Been Asked A Stupider, But Creepier Question As Well
This would not be the first time that Anne Hathaway has been asked a question that no one should bother to answer. In fact, the 40-year-old actor has been asked a much creepier question when she was just 16 years old!
During a recent post-screening interview for the new drama-thriller starring the Les Misérables star, Hathaway recounted an interview with a reporter back in the days, who ended up asking her a very unsettling question-
“I just remembered one of the very first questions I ever got asked when I started acting and had to do press was: Are you a good girl or a bad girl? I was 16. And my 16-year-old self wanted to respond with this film.”
Hollywood has long been known to have problems with its toxic and predatory environment, as everyone could see with the arrest of Harvey Weinstein. Fans would be thankful that their favorite actor got out unharmed.
Anne Hathaway starrer The Devil Wears Prada is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video.