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Anne Hathaway has a new movie set to be released in May 2024 called The Idea of You. In the film, she plays a divorced mother who falls in love with a 20-something boy band member, portrayed by Nicholas Galitzine. The movie is based on a novel of the same name by Robinne Lee, inspired by the phenomenon of One Direction and Harry Styles’ relationships with older women.

Despite her success and critical acclaim, Hathaway faced online hate and backlash, known as ‘Hathahate’, following her Oscar win for Les Misérables in 2013. This negativity affected her career as some casting directors were hesitant to hire her due to the toxicity of her online persona. However, director Christopher Nolan, who cast her in Interstellar, supported her through this challenging time and helped her continue her career with meaningful roles.

Reflecting on the online hate she received, Hathaway shared that the experience was humiliating but emphasized the importance of not letting it shut her down. She spoke about the difficulty of staying bold and true to herself in the face of negativity. Additionally, she revealed that when she first started in Hollywood, she was told she lacked sex appeal. Despite this criticism, she remained confident in her own identity and refused to conform to societal expectations.

Hathaway credits Christopher Nolan for standing by her and providing her with opportunities in the industry despite the online backlash she faced. She expressed gratitude for his support and acknowledged the impact it had on her career. The actress attended the premiere of her new movie, The Idea of You, at the Southwest Film Festival, where she wore a stunning dress and reportedly became emotional during the screening.

Throughout her career, Anne Hathaway has faced challenges and criticism, both online and in the industry. Despite these setbacks, she has continued to pursue meaningful roles and projects. Hathaway’s resilience and determination to stay true to herself, despite the pressures of Hollywood, highlight her strength as an actress and individual. As she prepares for the release of her upcoming film, Hathaway remains focused on her craft and unapologetically embraces her identity in a competitive and often unforgiving industry.

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