If early reviews are any indication, Anne Hathaway has a serious chance at winning an Oscar for her gripping portrayal of Fantine in the film version of Les Miserables. She's already been nominated in the Golden Globes' Best Supporting Actress category. And none of this is exactly a newsflash, right? Ever since she won our hearts as a teen in Princess Diaries, we figured Anne was the sort of actress who would one day get feted for her work all over Hollywood, well throughout her career. We knew it was only a matter of time until she won her first Academy Award.
But now it looks like an unforeseen wrench may have been thrown into Anne's grand Hollywood plan: The unfortunate wardrobe malfunction that went down last week at the NYC premiere of Les Mis that no one can seem to stop talking about!
According to HollywoodLife.com, Anne's totally freaked out that getting photographed sans undies could seriously screw up her career. A source close to the situation says, "Anne is really hoping for an Oscar for Les Misérables, and she’s worried that this misstep will hurt her credibility as an actress.” Agh. She's also reportedly distraught because she feels like the scandalous moment cast a shadow over a project that's so near and dear to her.
Wow, you gotta feel for the woman. There's no question about Anne's commitment to the project. Wise or not, she literally starved herself to get the role right! And her performance is earning her rave reviews. It's absurd to think that one mistake, one misstep, one fashion disaster could stand in her way. It's not even like she was seen out partying and totally smashed and this happened. And even if she was -- there's no legitimate reason this should influence whether or not the Academy is willing to recognize her this year. I'm sure actors and actresses who have been caught in the public eye doing faaaar worse have been honored.
But that's not even the point. The point is that this wardrobe malfunction was completely unintentional and should have no bearing on her credibility or reputation. Whether or not Anne nabs an Globe or an Oscar this year should be based on one thing alone: Her extraordinary performance in Les Mis.
Do you think the wardrobe malfunction could cost Anne a Golden Globe or Oscar?
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