Anne Hathaway: I Faked Happiness in Oscar Speech

She says she 'lost her mind' doing Les Miz
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2016 9:10 AM CDT
Anne Hathaway: I Faked Happiness in Oscar Speech
Anne Hathaway accepts the award for best actress in a supporting role for "Les Miserables" during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Anne Hathaway says she was too messed up by her role in Les Miserables to be happy during her 2013 Oscar acceptance speech, which was widely criticized for seeming insincere. "I kind of lost my mind doing that movie and it hadn’t come back yet," Hathaway, who won Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of impoverished prostitute Fantine, tells the Guardian. "Then I had to stand up in front of people and feel something I don't feel which is uncomplicated happiness," says Hathaway, who wore a controversial $80,000 dress to the awards ceremony.

"It 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," Hathaway says. "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." USA Today reports that Hathaway, who had a baby son with husband Adam Shulman in March this year, plays a drunk drifter in new movie Colossal and critics are calling it her "riskiest post-Oscar move yet." (More Anne Hathaway stories.)

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