Anne Hathaway Says “Angel” Christopher Nolan Defended Her During Online Hate

Anne Hathaway has expressed gratitude towards Christopher Nolan for his unwavering support during a challenging period in her career over a decade ago.

The actress faced significant backlash around the time of her Oscar win in 2013 for her role in ‘Les Misérables.’ However, Hathaway credits Nolan as her “angel” for offering her a role in the 2014 film ‘Interstellar,’ despite concerns from other filmmakers about her online reputation.

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“A lot of people wouldn’t give me roles because they were so concerned about how toxic my identity had become online,” reflected Hathaway in an interview with Vanity Fair. “I had an angel in Christopher Nolan, who did not care about that and gave me one of the most beautiful roles I’ve had in one of the best films that I’ve been a part of.”

The actress acknowledged that Nolan’s support played a pivotal role in sustaining her career momentum during a challenging time. She admitted to feeling humiliated by the negative public opinion but emphasized the importance of resilience in the face of adversity.

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“Humiliation is such a rough thing to go through,” Hathaway shared. “The key is to not let it close you down. You have to stay bold… You’re a tightrope walker. You’re a daredevil.” Reflecting on her journey, Hathaway discussed her shift in perspective towards negativity, recognising the detrimental impact of hate and vowing to distance herself from it.

“When what happened, happened, I realised I had no desire to have anything to do with this line of energy,” she explained. “I would no longer create art from this place… Hate seems to me to be the opposite of life.”