TDKR And INTERSTELLAR Star Anne Hathaway Credits Christopher Nolan With Getting Her Career Back On Track

TDKR And INTERSTELLAR Star Anne Hathaway Credits Christopher Nolan With Getting Her Career Back On Track TDKR And INTERSTELLAR Star Anne Hathaway Credits Christopher Nolan With Getting Her Career Back On Track

Anne Hathaway has revealed that her career hit a slump after she won as Oscar for Les Miserable, and credits her "angel" Christopher Nolan for ignoring the negative buzz and casting her in Interstellar.

By MarkCassidy - Mar 27, 2024 01:03 PM EST
Filed Under: The Dark Knight Rises
Source: Via SFF Gazette

For whatever reason, quite a few people seemed to turn against Anne Hathaway after she won a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her performance in Les Miserable, resulting in a lot of negativity online.

During an interview with Vanity Fair, Hathaway looks back on this time and reveals that her "toxic online identity" actually began to have an impact on her career by costing her acting gigs.

After losing out on some roles (she doesn't reveal which ones), Hathaway landed a supporting part in Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic, Interstellar.

“A lot of people wouldn’t give me roles because they were so concerned about how toxic my identity had become online. I had an angel in Christopher Nolan, who did not care about that and gave me one of the most beautiful roles I’ve had in one of the best films that I’ve been a part of.”

Hathaway played NASA scientist Dr. Amelia Brand in the movie, having previously worked with Nolan in The Dark Knight Rises as Selina Kyle, aka Catwoman.

“I don’t know if he knew that he was backing me at the time, but it had that effect,” she added. “And my career did not lose momentum the way it could have if he hadn’t backed me.”

Hathaway admits that she “doesn’t love to look back on the time when people mocked her” (hardly a surprise), but feels that she did ultimately come out of the experience a more confident person and actor.

“Humiliation is such a rough thing to go through. The key is to not let it close you down. You have to stay bold, and it can be hard because you’re like, ‘If I stay safe, if I hug the middle, if I don’t draw too much attention to myself, it won’t hurt.’ But if you want to do that, don’t be an actor. You’re a tightrope walker. You’re a daredevil. You’re asking people to invest their time and their money and their attention and their care into you. So you have to give them something worth all of those things. And if it’s not costing you anything, what are you really offering?”

You can check out the full interview along with Hathaway's photoshoot at the link below.

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Th3Batman - 3/27/2024, 1:41 PM
The Dark Knight Rises is just as good as the rest of the trilogy.
FireandBlood - 3/27/2024, 1:55 PM
@Th3Batman - LOUDER
DarthAlgar - 3/27/2024, 2:13 PM
@Th3Batman - Absolutely.

That version of Bane is iconic and easily one of my favorite comic book movie villains.
Feralwookiee - 3/27/2024, 2:54 PM
@Th3Batman - It's the weakER link of the three, but it's still fine imo.

*Inserts obligatory brap gif here*

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OrgasmicPotatoe - 3/27/2024, 3:03 PM
@Th3Batman - I love it, I just don't like how Bane was made a pawn for Talia. He should have been his own agent. Aside from that, it's amazing
Awest66 - 3/27/2024, 5:35 PM
@OrgasmicPotatoe - Bane was no more a "pawn" for Talia than Loki was a "pawn" for Thanos.
Awest66 - 3/27/2024, 5:54 PM
@Th3Batman - I find it funny that the people who say otherwise would've been A-Okay with a movie about Batman fighting generic gangster with black skull face.
GhostDog - 3/27/2024, 1:50 PM
She was hated for succeeding. Wild. She’s always seemed classy and modest.

If anything, she so fine it could piss you off lol.
TheVisionary25 - 3/27/2024, 1:57 PM
@GhostDog - agreed

She’s only gotten finer with age.

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To think , someone told her she had no sex appeal.
clintthahamster - 3/27/2024, 1:50 PM
Never had strong feelings about her one way or another, so I'll just share this anecdote that is only funny to me:

In the early aughts, the movie theater in the college town where I lived was showing American Pie, Rat Race, and Princess Diaries, but because of how the marquee was split up, it looked like they were showing two movies, "American Rat Princess" and "Pie Race Diaries," which I thought was hilarious.

UrbanTheEmcee - 3/27/2024, 1:52 PM
Them pouty lips though. 💘
TheVisionary25 - 3/27/2024, 1:53 PM
I don’t love Interstellar but she was good in it as was McConaughey & the rest of the cast…


I know it was a divisive scene that summed either thought was emotionally powerful or too sappy for them but I thought it worked.

Also , I liked her Selina Kyle honestly (prefer it to Burton’s take which I wasn’t a big fan of even though Pfeiffer was great).
RolandD - 3/27/2024, 6:04 PM
@TheVisionary25 - Catwoman in Batman Returns was too camp for me, such as licking herself. Why did she even do that as I would have gladly obliged? 😂
TheVisionary25 - 3/27/2024, 1:54 PM
I didn’t know there was such negativity about her after she won Best Supporting Actress for Les Miserables…

I have never saw the film but was it because of her singing or the little screentime I heard she had in that?.

If it was the latter then they should know Dame Judi Dench won that same award for Shakespeare in Love for a role that amounted to about 6 minutes of screentime so it’s not unheard of so they probably should complain about that too.

Anyway , I’m glad that her career wasn’t too hurt by it since I like her as an actress and seems like a genuine person (whether you like her or not).

Also , she still looks damn good!!.

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CoHost - 3/27/2024, 1:54 PM

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Is Nolan's equivalent of:

Thing94 - 3/27/2024, 2:13 PM
@CoHost - haha very cringe death
Th3Batman - 3/27/2024, 2:28 PM
@Thing94 - I doubt your death will be much better.
FireandBlood - 3/27/2024, 1:55 PM
Still the best Catwoman
ModHaterSLADE - 3/27/2024, 1:57 PM
She's a damn good actress. Good for her.
JonC - 3/27/2024, 2:03 PM
I didn't know she had any stigma associated with her prior to Nolan, but then again i don't follow the gossip headlines.
DarthAlgar - 3/27/2024, 2:13 PM
She's aged like fine wine.
Forthas - 3/27/2024, 2:27 PM
She is the best Catwoman ever put to film. Loved her in all of her roles. I don't get the hate people had for her.

Speaking of Nolan...this is such a cool piece!

PartyKiller - 3/27/2024, 2:50 PM
@Forthas - Newmar is the GOAT. None of the other Catwoman actresses can challenge Newmar. But they can fight over a distant 2nd place.
Forthas - 3/27/2024, 3:08 PM
@PartyKiller - Newmar could not properly execute a fight scene AND Hathaway's acting during the scene where she is threatened by Dagget's goons in the bar is a legendary scene. Nemar has NEVER done anything tha touches that acting master class!

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PartyKiller - 3/27/2024, 9:24 PM
@Forthas - Newmar's look, characterization & performance of Catwoman obliterates all others. Hathaway's version came & went. Few even remember it.
Forthas - 3/28/2024, 10:01 AM
@PartyKiller -

Here are four reasons Julie Newmar does not hold a candle to Hathaway...

- No other Catwoman aside from Hatahway closely reflects the origins of the character even if implied

- No other Catwoman showcases the variety of criminal skills that Hatahway does from using her femninity as a weapon to being a master of disguise, safe cracker, pick pocket, strategist, a street fighter, prison escape artist, and a person who double crosses everyone and can't be trusted.

- No other Catwoman used the high tech gadgets that demonstrate she is - like Batman - very resourceful.

- Newmar specifically has never demonstrated that she has a heart. She has only been a vilain which is not how Catwoman is today.
Nomis929 - 3/27/2024, 2:53 PM
I thought she should've got an Oscar nod for her portrayal of Selina/Catwoman.

While I still lean just a little toward Muchell Pfifer as the best on screen version of Catwoman, and it could be a little nostalgia in my thinking, Anne definitely had a worthy performance.
Nomis929 - 3/27/2024, 2:56 PM
@Nomis929 - Michelle Pffifer.
FireandBlood - 3/27/2024, 3:58 PM
@Nomis929 - Muchell Pfizer u know 😂
harryba11zack - 3/27/2024, 3:41 PM
She was the closet catwoman from the comics and she was a lot better then Zoe but I still prefer Michelle
grif - 3/27/2024, 4:12 PM
tdkr is a shit movie
Awest66 - 3/27/2024, 5:53 PM
@grif - and yet, It has a higher critical score than both The Batman and Mask of the Phantasm.
Humperdoo - 3/27/2024, 6:10 PM
@grif - A Batman movie that barely has Batman in it is dumb af in addition to the no logic plot. Day fist fighting inmates in the middle of the day. Lol. Should’ve called it. Bruce Wayne Rehabs.
Awest66 - 3/27/2024, 6:18 PM
@Humperdoo - You know Batman is more than just a costume, Right?

The movie is about Bruce turning Batman into a permanent symbol of inspiration for the people of Gotham, Something more than just a guy in a mask prowling the streets fof purse snatchers and shop lifters.
Awest66 - 3/27/2024, 5:57 PM
She's a wonderful actress and I don't care what anyone says, She was a damn good take on Selina Kyle.
Humperdoo - 3/27/2024, 6:04 PM
No mention of the Joker was an instant screw this movie for me. The whole reason Batman quit for so long was because of the Joker. Nolan messed up, confusing the tragic death of an actor with the death of a character. Shit movie on top of pretending the Joker doesn’t exist.
Awest66 - 3/27/2024, 6:19 PM
@Humperdoo - This is The Dark Knight trilogy, Not the Joker trilogy or the Joker/Dark Knight trilogy. The clown is not the co-lead here.
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