Anne visited last week the Watch What Happens Live show. You will find in our gallery promotional images and also screen captures of the after show.
There is a lot going on in Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis’ new movie — which is why, over two years after filming Colossal, the actors are still having a tricky time nailing down exactly what it’s about. Hathaway plays Gloria, a hard-partying writer who moves back to her hometown after losing her job and boyfriend (Dan Stevens). She spends her time getting sloshed at childhood friend Oscar’s (Sudeikis) bar. And then shit gets weird when Gloria realizes she has something to do with the gigantic Kaiju monster she sees on the news attacking Seoul, South Korea. Really weird.
With its bizarre premise and unpredictable screenplay (from Spanish writer-director Nacho Vigilando), Colossal is a thrillingly original ride. It’s also a wonky vehicle for discussions about everything from toxic masculinity and sexism to alcoholism and self-destructive demons: a philosophical stoner’s dream.
While the movie itself is, in one obvious way, completely absurd, it never spins out into the stratosphere of ridiculousness, thanks to the thoroughly believable performances from Hathaway and Sudeikis. They are by turns charming and repulsive, brave and vulnerable. So we sat down with the pair to talk about the gospel of Kristen Stewart, what it actually means for a film to be “feminist,” and the unintentionally brilliant ways their new movie reflects what’s going on in the world right now.
Anne visited last week the amazing James Corden show to promote Alice Through the Looking Glass. We had the amazing One Day reunion since the other guest was Jim Sturgess, plus Anne SLAYED again at the Drop the Mic segment, which you can full watch below. Check also some other bits from the interview, plus screencaptures in our gallery.
During the past week Anne and Robert did a lot of interviews. I will post them all on this post, so you can check them all.
Refinery29 published today an amazing interview with Anne, in an article named Anne Hathaway Is Our Kind Of Cool Girl, accompanied with an amazing photoshoot by Guy Aroch.
It seems as if Anne Hathaway has been portraying the fashion elite for as long as she’s been showing up on our screens. From that epic makeover scene in The Princess Diaries (not to mention the corduroy jacket that launched a million thrifting trips across the country) to The Devil Wears Prada, where she literally plays the gatekeeper to the most influential fashion editor of that fantasy world — and does it all in head-to-toe Chanel. Her transformations, too, have always taken a trajectory from plain to pretty — ditching the flannels, big sweaters, and knee socks for frills, ruffles, and glitter. But as Anne has shown in more recent years — and through complicated, nuanced roles that create a multifaceted image of what being a woman is — there’s more than one way to do pretty.
In honor of Anne’s on-screen fashion legacy, her real-world perspective about doing things her way, and our Fuck the Fashion Rules manifesto, we shot Anne in eight designers who might do big frills, big ruffles, and big glitter…but you’d be dead wrong to call them precious.
Check some excerpts of her interview below, and head over Refinery29 for the full article, also to see the video interview (which I cannot embed in here).
Hathaway is, clearly, the normest (and nicest) of normcore. While tooling around Long Island with her, it’s easy to forget that, at 32, she’s among the most accomplished actresses of her generation. In fact, it’s easy to forget that even when not tooling around with her, since social media doesn’t remind us daily that she’s appeared in dozens of films since her 2001 breakthrough in The Princess Diaries, a startling number of them critically acclaimed. She’s toggled between crowd-pleasers like The Devil Wears Prada and intense dramas like Brokeback Mountain and Interstellar. She’s been rewarded with one Oscar win (for Les Misérables in 2012) and another nomination (for Rachel Getting Married in 2008). But, at a time when media attention tends to favor extremes — aspirational goddesses like Beyoncé, selfie queens like Kim Kardashian, and impossibly cool girls like Jennifer Lawrence — Hathaway tries to disappear when she’s not working, a quality that doesn’t translate on Twitter and Instagram.
Earlier this month NY Times published an interview with Anne and director Julie Taymor about Grounded!
Q. How did this project come about?
A. Anne Hathaway In 2009, my parents were visiting me and my then boyfriend — he’s now my husband — in Los Angeles, and they were just catching me up on people back home, and they mentioned some friends of theirs whose daughter was a soldier and was a cargo truck driver and had been in an explosion, had driven over an I.E.D., and had some pretty serious brain damage. I realized I had absolutely no idea what life was like for a female soldier. I hadn’t seen movies about it, I hadn’t really read articles about it, I didn’t have any references, and I thought that’s not O.K. So I started looking for stories about female soldiers to tell. One day, I was having my coffee, and I read a review in The New York Times of this play, “Grounded,” and I read the synopsis, and I just thought, Oh my God, this is it.
Julie Taymor I got a call from Oskar Eustis, asking: Would I take a look at a play that she was going to be the only person starring in? I read it overnight and said yes the next day. There was just no question that the play itself was moving, gripping and very important, and political, and then put that with Anne being the actress.
One idea in the play is that we’re all being watched all the time. Anne, you are someone who is watched all the time — at the end of the performance I saw a woman whip out her phone to take your picture. What’s the resonance for you?
Hathaway The reason I was late today was because paparazzi appeared up where I live, and I can’t walk to work anymore because it’s a waste of everyone’s everything — I’m not breathing properly, I’m not able to run my lines, because I’ve got somebody with a camera in front of me. So there is that aspect of my life, but I’d rather not focus on me — I’d rather take it out of the specifics of when a celebrity loses their privacy and say we’re all losing our privacy. Everything is witnessed. I think about my nieces and nephews. They will have no idea what privacy really, really is, and I wonder if they’re going to care? Or if you’ve never had it, if you will have the ability to miss it.
Taymor What she’s saying in the end is bigger than that — bigger than Big Brother. It’s the idea that drones are going to be a part of our life. And we think of them, most people think of them, in a kind of Fisher-Price [way]. Wow — the pizza delivery. How great when the medicine can go to a place where there’s no medicine.
Hathaway It’s not a technology without upsides. But it’s complicated.
Taymor The problem is we haven’t set up any laws and rules yet.
Check the full interview at NY Times Website.