“In our morning meeting today, we were talking about this and the level of hatred people have towards Anne Hathaway; I had no idea. She seems like a perfectly lovely person. I don’t understand. She’s incredibly talented, she seems like a lovely person, I think she’s been through a lot. People have all these judgments about her; they don’t know what she’s really like… It upset me.
She got up there, she made eye contact, she remembered people’s names without reading it. I mean, give her a break. We think what people are getting at is the perceived sincerity of it all, that they feel like she’s still acting when she takes to the podium, which is still not a justification.
The amount of pressure she must feel knowing all these people hate her—give her a break; she seems like a lovely young person. Again, people form all these opinions on people based on nothing. You have no actual evidence. I’ve got no dog in this hunt.
I don’t know Anne Hathaway. It just seems so completely unfair to me. I had no idea this whole hatred existed, I feel like I’ve just woken up and realized the entire universe is attacking her and I feel bad for her and I am defending her. It’s bullying, through and through. Anne has never insulted anyone, or made awful comments!”