Anne Hathaway Admits She Wasn’t Happy to Win Her Oscar

Anne Hathaway revealed she had to pretend that she was happy when she won an Oscar in 2013.

Despite the fact that the actress seemed absolutely thrilled to win an Academy Award for her role in Les Misérables, she admits she was actually miserable. “I felt very uncomfortable,” she told The Guardian about the moment she won. “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,” she explained. “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,” she said of the hate she received. “That’s the truth and that’s what happened. It sucks. But what you learn from it is that you only feel like you can die from embarrassment, you don’t actually die.”

Does anyone else feel about feel bad about laughing at Hathaway when Amy Schumer made her the punchline of a joke in her movie Trainwreck?