Anne Hathaway Was Not Happy When She Won Her Oscar

For some actors, winning an Oscar is considered a massive achievement, received after spending many years in the industry. However, winning isn't everything for other actors. You might recall Anne Hathaway receiving an Oscar in 2013 for her role in Les Miserables, but the talented actress wasn't very happy about her win.


In Les Miserables, Anne plays Fantine, a poor woman who sells her hair and teeth (painful, we know) and turns to life as a sex worker in order to support her child. As a result of the intense, dark role, Anne felt awkward going up to the stage to accept a glamorous award. 

''I felt very uncomfortable," Anne said during an interview with The Guardian. "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." 

Given the circumstances, we can completely understand why she felt that way. 

"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," she added.

Although Anne was criticized for seeming disinterested when receiving her award and then pretending that she was happy, she's learned to move past it. 

''It sucks. But what you learn from it is that you only feel like you can die from embarrassment, you don't actually die."