Anne Hathaway has been asked some pretty inappropriate questions by the media.
On Saturday night, the Oscar-winner appeared onstage for a Q&A after the premiere of her new film “Eileen” at the Sundance Film Festival, and she looked back on one of her more unpleasant experiences in the industry.
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Anne Hathaway at the #Sundance Q&A of the premiere of Eileen. pic.twitter.com/KEDvXv1IHB
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Talking about what attracted her to the project, Hathaway cited director William Oldroyd’s 2016 film “Lady Macbeth”, which starred Florence Pugh.
“I thought it was extraordinary work. I saw a study of female complication that hit me really, really deep, and I felt like Will was a filmmaker that could be trusted to tell complicated stories, especially about females,” she said.
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Explaining why that meant a lot to her, the actress said, “I just remembered, one of the very first questions I ever got asked when I started acting, which meant, you know, I had to do press, was, ‘Are you a good girl or a bad girl?’”
She added, “I was 16. And my 16-year-old self wanted to respond with this film. And so though I did not know that when I read the script, I think part of me hoped for this exact moment.”
In “Eileen”, based on the acclaimed novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, Hathaway plays Dr. Rebecca St. John, a prison psychologist counselling a very odd young woman named Eileen, played by Thomasin McKenzie.