Anne Hathaway is choosing to look at the troubled time since her Oscar win nearly a decade ago as a learning opportunity.
Hathaway, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for 2012’s Les Misérables, spoke about the hate she suffered online and in the media before and especially after her win at Elle’s Women in Hollywood event on Monday night.
“10 years ago, I had the chance to look at hate speech from a very new perspective,” Hathaway said, As per a transcript posted on the magazine’s website. “Context – that was the language I used with myself from the age of 7.
And when your self-inflicted pain is suddenly magnified for you by, say, the full volume of the Internet. That’s the point.”
Hathaway said her experience made her realize she “didn’t want anything to do with that power line” and “didn’t want to create any more art in that place.” “I would have no place for him, live in fear of him, or speak his language for any reason. No one. Including me,” said.
Hathaway won several awards for her performance that year, including a Globe d’Or and a BAFTA, and is considered one of the favorites for the Oscars. But its success has also come with harsh criticism.