Anne Hathaway has revealed she is not immune to the criticism rife on social networking sites about her personality. The stunning actress, who won the Best Supporting Actress prize at the Academy Awards on Sunday, has admitted that the negative reception gets to her.
Hathaway has been the target of hate tweets for her acceptance speeches throughout the awards season. After it was revealed the 30-year-old actress worked on what she would say on stage, she spoke out about those nicknamed “Hatha-haters,” saying, “It does get to me. But you have to remember in life that there's a positive to every negative and a negative to every positive.”
Although she managed to hold it together on stage during the Oscars ceremony, the star broke down in tears in a backstage interview when she was asked about her feelings after claiming an award for her role as prostitute Fantine in Les Miserables.
Asked what she had meant by “it came true” during her acceptance speech, a sobbing Hathaway clutched her Oscar and said, “I had a dream ... and it came true. And it can happen. And it's wonderful.”
It is said that the actress pushed herself to perfect her acceptance speech to stop the online hatred against her. A source told UsMagazine.com, “She was very aware that she had been the butt of everyone's jokes.”
Hathaway faced criticism earlier in February for her overly long acceptance speech after taking home the BAFTA Award for her Les Miserables role. One Twitter user wrote, “If Hathaway thanked Victor Hugo, will Bigelow have to thank Bin Laden?” Another tweeted, “Sigh. There Anne Hathaway goes again, being all surprised and honored and humble with a carefully rehearsed extemporaneous speech. #BAFTA.”
Meanwhile, Hathaway issued a statement to People magazine in which she apologized for wearing a pale pink Prada gown for the red carpet instead of a Valentino gown as she had originally planned.
The actress, who is a longtime fan of the designer, said, “It came to my attention late Saturday night that there would be a dress worn to the Oscars that is remarkably similar to the Valentino I had intended to wear, and so I decided it was best for all involved to change my plans.”
Hathaway, who wears Valentino pieces at important events, also wore it at her wedding to Adam Shulman last September, switched to Prada at the last minute after coming to know that her movie co-star, Amanda Seyfried, would wear an Armani Prive gown very similar to the one she was expected to wear.
She continued, “Though I love the dress I did wear, it was a difficult last minute decision as I had so looked forward to wearing Valentino in honor of the deep and meaningful relationship I have enjoyed with the house and with Valentino himself. I deeply regret any disappointment caused.”