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Thursday 18 December 2014

Hathaway: I took a beating online

Anne Hathaway felt the public needed a break from her
Anne Hathaway felt the public needed a break from her

Anne Hathaway has confessed she has been laying low on purpose after taking "a beating" online.

The US actress faced a public backlash after winning several awards, including an Oscar, for Les Miserables last year - with people criticising her acceptance speeches and fashion choices - and she has now admitted that she has been avoiding the limelight for a while.

Talking to MTV about why she decided to end that break with low-budget film Song One, Anne said: "We had been working on the script for almost two years before we actually started shooting. All of the elements came together in that moment.

"I don't want to bring up a sore subject or anything - I think my publicist is probably like 'No, no no' - but I had just taken a little bit of a beating from the internet."

She went on: "It was the greatest thing in the world to get to work with my friends and get to go to work every day and bring Kate's (writer and director Kate Barker-Froyland) vision to life, which is a vision that I believe in. I felt like it was really cool. I felt like I had a secret."

It isn't the first time the 31-year-old has touched on the subject - she recently said in an interview: "My impression is that people needed a break from me."

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Spending time with family will help relieve stress. It's comforting to be surrounded by those who understand your quirks. In your public life, you feel like you always have to explain yourself to colleagues. This becomes incredibly draining. To add insult to injury, you've had difficulty finding an appropriate job for your level of expertise. Instead of holding out for the perfect opportunity, you should take a low level job that yields regular pay.More