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9 Reasons NOT to Hate Anne Hathaway


After receiving constant press coverage on her intense preparation for the role of Fantine, high critical praise the recent weeks since les Miserable’s release, and a Golden Globe  for best supporting actress, Anne Hathaway is generating a lot of Oscar bu—oh I’m sorry, I misspoke. I meant to say hatred. She is generating a lot of hatred. But yes, she will probably win an Oscar as well.

This award season, Hathaway’s sweeping up accolades like hot cakes, but the one I would like to discuss is “Most Hated Person Ever” for… no reason whatsoever

We all know at least a few people who cannot stand the actress.  I’m still not clear whether it’s a large number of people hate Hathaway or  it’s just a large number of the people who hate her do so for no reason, and therefore, the hatred is more salient. Is this phenomenon quantitative or qualitative? I can’t say. Haven’t done the research, haven’t crunched the numbers, but I do know she gets on a lot of girls’ nerves.

For those of you reading this going “What are you talking about? Why would people hate Anne Hathaway? She’s extremely talented, intelligent, and seems like a kind person.” Congratulations! You’re a rational human being. You will never understand what drives our ire, and we probably won’t either. Yes, I too once called myself a Hathaway hater.

Still skeptical? Gather a group of ten girls and just say her name. Just say it and there will be at least 3 averse reactions.  You know why? Because it’s a universal law. If you still don’t believe me, check out this wildly popular Buzzfeed article.

Hey, I didn’t make the rules. I just write about them.

But now I’d like to turn things around. I’d like to share with you a story of redemption. A story of a girl who, starving and sick, turned her life, along with the lives of those who briefly knew her, completely around, toward a path of love and salvation.

Oh no, I’m not talking about Les Mis. God no. I already sat through all 157 minutes and 158 close-ups of that film. I’ve had enough of that.  I’m talking about myself. (Ok, so the whole starving and sick thing was a little melodramatic, but I haven’t eaten in a few hours and I’m getting over the flu, guys. Have some sympathy. Jesus.)

Anyway, I used to really dislike Anne Hathaway. It was a distracting dislike that led me to avoid her movies at all costs (I didn’t see the Dark Night Rises for months), but now that I’m  growing older (WOOOHOO 21! I’M LEGAL BABY!) and maturing, I’m becoming a little more rational. Recent events and observations have led me to have a change of heart.

Yes, I now loat-sorry, reflex. I now like Anne Hathaway? (You have to let me have the question mark. I’ve still got some stuff to work through.)

Here are 9 reasons you should like (or at least stop hating) her too!


Gaby is a reformed Anne Hathaway hater that just wishes she could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone (including girls who hate guy’s girls and upperclassmen who hate freshmen) would eat and be happy. She also has a fashion blog–because there just aren’t enough of those out there. It’s called Gabsmacked.  

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