Anne Hathaway chose to view the turbulent period after winning an Academy Award nearly a decade ago as an “opportunity” to learn.
Hathaway, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in 2012’s Les Misérables, spoke at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event Monday night about the hate she did suffer Online and in the media leading up to her victory, and particularly after her victory.
“Ten years ago, I had the opportunity to look at hate language from a new perspective,” Hathaway said, according to a copy the same as orgenal Posted by the magazine website. “For context — that’s been a language I’ve used with myself since I was 7. And when the pain you’re causing yourself is suddenly amplified in some way by, say, the full volume of the Internet…it’s a thing.”
Hathaway said her experience made her realize “I had no desire to have anything to do with that kind of energy” and “I no longer create art from this place.”
I no longer have space for her, I live in fear of her, I don’t speak her language for whatever reason. to anyone. She said.
Hathaway won a large number of awards for her performance that year, including a Golden Globe and a BAFTA and was considered an Academy Award favourite. However, her success came Barbs.
“There is a difference between being and behavior,” Hathaway added. “You can judge behavior. You can forgive behavior or not. But you don’t have the right to judge—especially not to hate—a person. And if you do, you’re not out of place.”
She concluded on a positive note, stating that hate is a learned behavior that can be changed and redeemed.
“The good news about hate that is learned is that whoever learns it can learn,” she said. “There is a mind out there. I hope they give themselves a chance to relearn to love.”
Earlier in her speech, the “Devil Wears Prada” actress paid tribute to the evening’s other honorees, including Sigourney Weaver, Ariana DeBose, Sydney Sweeney, Michelle Yeoh, Issa Rae, Zoe Kravitz and Olivia Wilde.
“Be happy for women,” said Hathaway. “Be especially happy for high-achieving women. Like, it’s not that hard.”
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