Anne Hathaway won an Oscar for her memorable performance in “Les Miserables”, yet being the proud owner of an Academy Award doesn’t necessarily mean that all your performances have been gems.
The “Ocean’s 8” star demonstrated that during a Thursday night visit to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, when Colbert screened one of her least-known performances: a 1997 TV commercial for Better Homes and Gardens, which she shot when she was just 14.
“That paid for my first year of college,” Hathaway admitted. “It ran for a very long time.”
While the 35-year-old actress is a seasoned Hollywood veteran today, she admitted that definitely wasn’t the case back in 1997.
“So I didn’t know that we were actually making the commercial until three hours into shooting,” she told Colbert. “I was, like, saving it. I was like, ‘I want to be really good for when the cameras are actually rolling.’ And I thought they were moving the camera because they didn’t like the angle. It was bad.”
During her interview, Hathaway also discusses her role in “Ocean’s 8” — co-starring alongside the likes of Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Rihanna — and reveals what it was like to work with fellow Oscar winner Meryl Streep in “The Devil Wears Prada”.