It was a very touching moment when Anne Hathaway achieved the dream nearly all actors dream of: winning an Academy Award.
Her speech was beautiful and sat right with us all, and her peers and the world all showed just how much respect they have for her.
But despite Anne trying to exude happiness and excitement in her Oscar speech at winning the coveted award, it turns out that it was all an act…
For a reason that we can all relate to.
Because getting what you want isn’t always as magical and life changing as we expect.
Anne opened up in an interview with The Guardian this week, revealing that she faked her way on through that well-remembered Oscar acceptance speech, for winning Best Supporting Actress for her role in Les Misérables in 2013.
"It's an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you're supposed to be happy. I didn't feel that way.”
"I felt very uncomfortable. I kind of lost my mind doing that movie and it hadn’t come back yet. Then I had to stand up in front of people and feel something I don’t feel which is uncomplicated happiness ..."
We have nothing but respect for the honest way in which Anne opened up and we’re sure everyone knows this kind of feeling.
"I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime, and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings. I tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time. That's the truth and that’s what happened. It sucks. But what you learn from it is that you only feel like you can die from embarrassment, you don’t actually die."
We’ve just been introduced to a whole other side to Anne we never knew existed and we hope everything has been happier for her now… we love you, Anne!