Anne Hathaway names the director who saved her career: "I had an angel"

Anne Hathaway has told of the complex consequences she faced after winning the Oscar in 2013 for her role in Les Misérables.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
25 March 2024 Monday 04:26
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Anne Hathaway names the director who saved her career: "I had an angel"

Anne Hathaway has told of the complex consequences she faced after winning the Oscar in 2013 for her role in Les Misérables. Despite having reached one of the highest peaks of her career, the actress suffered a severe blow to her public image due to an inexplicable wave of rejection on networks, a phenomenon that would later be known as Hathahate.

This period was one of his most difficult moments, both personally and professionally, in which even after winning an Oscar, he found that "many people would not give me roles because of how toxic my identity had become on the internet."

The virtual world became a hostile terrain for Hathaway, who was subjected to a large amount of criticism and negative comments that questioned everything from her smile to her authenticity, calling her "irritating" and "fake." Basically, they hated her for being so perfect.

This avalanche of contempt not only affected her emotional well-being, as she began to drown her sorrows in alcohol, but also had a direct impact on her career in Hollywood, where several production companies began to avoid her, fearful of the enormous negative impact her could have. image.

Christopher Nolan appeared in this very complicated scenario. The director, who was recently crowned best filmmaker at the Oscars for Oppenheimer, was the one who gave him help when he needed it most. "I had an angel in Christopher Nolan, who didn't care about all that," he confirmed in an interview with Vanity Fair.

In this sense, the actress has highlighted Nolan's bravery in overlooking everything that was happening to him to offer her the role of Dr. Amelia Brand in Interstellar. This character was "one of the most beautiful characters in one of the best movies I've ever been a part of."

The actress has admitted that she is not sure if Nolan was fully aware of the impact of her support, but she has celebrated the opportunity he gave her at a very difficult time. "I don't know if he knew that he was supporting me at that moment, but he had that effect," said the actress, who has hinted that her career could have gone very well if it weren't for Nolan.