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Anne Hathaway completely faked her speech after winning an Oscar

Callum Jones

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Anne Hathaway completely faked her speech after winning an Oscar

Anne Hathaway, who turns 40 today, won her one and only Oscar to date in 2013 for Best Supporting Actress, thanks to her role playing Fantine in Les Misérables.

However, Hathaway ended up being criticised by viewers, as people reacted badly to her demeanour while on stage.

In what would be the pinocle of most actors' careers, the star gave a speech upon accepting her Oscar. Watch it below:

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The Witches star might have been evidentially nervous when she spoke, but she actually wasn't too pleased to receive it.

Speaking with The Guardian back in 2016, Hathaway admitted she felt 'uncomfortable' accepting the award.

She said: "I felt very uncomfortable. I kind of lost my mind doing that movie and it hadn’t come back yet. Then I had to stand up in front of people and feel something I don’t feel which is uncomplicated happiness.

Hathaway spoke on her speech in a 2016 interview. Credit: Oscars
Hathaway spoke on her speech in a 2016 interview. Credit: Oscars

"It’s an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you’re supposed to be happy. I didn’t feel that way.

"I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings."

The Les Misérables star continued by saying that she actually faked the winning speech while pretending to be happy.

She continued: "I tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time.

"That’s the truth and that’s what happened. It sucks. But what you learn from it is that you only feel like you can die from embarrassment, you don’t actually die."

Hathaway ended up receiving an unprecedented amount of hate on the internet after her speech.

The Les Misérables actor was exposed to a lot of hate after the Oscars. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo
The Les Misérables actor was exposed to a lot of hate after the Oscars. Credit: Xinhua / Alamy Stock Photo

In an interview on The Ellen Show back in 2014, she revealed that when googling herself after the Oscars, she discovered an article titled "Why does everyone hate Anne Hathaway?"

However, when chatting with The Sun in 2021, the Dark Knight Rises star revealed how the extreme internet hate had made her stronger.

She said: "I really don’t want to dredge up the past but I did have my monster out there, I did have the internet turn on me and hate me and it was like a whole big thing.

"It was a really good thing for me personally. You can be incredibly empowered because of those things.

“So I guess what I’d say is when the bad s**t happens, don’t fear it — just go with it, flow with it.”

Featured Image Credit: Oscars

Topics: TV and Film, Oscars

Callum Jones
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