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Anne Hathaway Pretended To Be Happy When She Won Her Oscar

So THAT'S why everyone thought she came off a bit inauthentic.
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Cast your mind back to the better, simpler times of 2013. A time when Brexit didn't loom over our heads. A time when Donald Trump was not yet running for president. A time when the biggest celebrity drama was not a seriously traumatic robbery, but the accusation that Anne Hathaway was faking her enthusiasm while she won an Oscar.

She was very enthusiastic, to be fair. But her speech did seem a little forced.

But that one moment seemed to put a very weird chain of events into motion, casting Anne as the insincere, overeager actress people on the internet loved to hate. All because her Oscars speech may not have been as off-the-cuff and chilled as people would have liked.

All because she gleefully said "it came true," and people around the world rolled their eyes.

Now, finally, Anne Hathaway has revealed the reason her Oscar win speech may have sounded a bit faked—because it was.

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In an interview with The Guardian, Anne revealed that she really wasn't that happy in the moment she won an Oscar, and struggled to be "authentic" when she was effectively pressured to appear more joyful than she actually was.

"I felt very uncomfortable," said Anne. "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.

"It's an obvious thing, you win an Oscar and you're supposed to be happy.

"I didn't feel 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.

"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.

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

So, there you have it. Anne Hathaway wasn't 100% happy, she tried to give everyone what they wanted by pretending to be 100% happy, and it read as inauthentic—understandably.

Now can we put all the Hathahate to rest, move on, and accept that even famous people mess up sometimes? 'Kay, thanks.

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