While she may have laughed off the unfortunate photos as yesterday’s luncheon in New York honoring the release of Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway addressed the images head on in an eloquent and candid interview with Matt Lauer this morning on the Today Show.
On Tuesday, the New York Post overheard Hathaway joking about the photos with guests at the Four Seasons.
“I found out [about the pictures] just as I came in. And I just thought, ‘OK, where’s the comedy?’ ” She added, “It has hit. It has landed. A bomb has gone off. I think what I am going to do is whatever my next appearance is . . . I’m going to step out of the car in a blanket. You’ve got to laugh at it.”
This morning, Lauer opened his interview with Hathaway by leering, “We’ve seen a lot of you lately…” To which the Les Mis star and Oscar nominee responded:
“It was obviously an unfortunate incident. I think — it kind of made me sad on two accounts. One, I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it and do the decent thing, sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants. Which brings us back to Les Mis because that is what my character is. She is someone forced to sell sex… So, yeah, let’s get back to Les Mis.”
Point, Hathaway. Check out her interview below.