When Anne Hathaway mistakenly flashes photographers during the New York premiere of ‘Les Miserables’, she spoke about the incident the next day, explaining that she was ‘devastated’ that she was taken advantage of in such a vulnerable situation. However, Anne’s Oscar campaign is well underway, and this little incident reportedly may have damaged her Oscar chances.
Hollywood Life is reporting that a source close to the situation says, “Anne’s been fighting all of her life to be seen as a ‘serious’ actress, and this could make older stars see her as just another Hollywood ‘pop tart’, like Lindsay Lohan.”
The source adds, “Anne is really hoping for an Oscar for Les Misérables, and she’s worried that this misstep will hurt her credibility as an actress. The nudity doesn’t bother her — she’s been naked on camera before — but this musical has meant so much to her and her family [her mother acted in it]. She would hate for such a misstep to derail her in the eyes of Academy voters. In all, it would be a shame if this is true, because she’s brilliant in the role.”
It’s hard to see any situation where Anne doesn’t win the Oscar, but this year’s race is turning out to be tougher than the past few years so a small incident like this could make an impression on Oscar voters.