Actress Anne Hathaway experienced an embarrassing wardrobe snafu on Monday evening while attending the premiere of the movie Les Miserables at Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City. Hathaway stars in the unique film, which is based on a French historical novel published in 1862. Les Miserables translates roughly to “the wretched poor.” The film is set to open on Christmas Day.
Hathaway cut her hair short and lost 30 pounds to play the role of Fantine, a terminally ill prostitute who battles tuberculosis. On the topic of her extreme weight loss Hathaway stated, “I had to be obsessive about it — the idea was to look near death,” she says of undergoing a cleanse and then following a strict diet of only two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day.”
The gorgeous thirty year-old Hathaway, still thin from her diet for the role in the film, was getting out of a car at the movie premiere when her long dress opened up and exposed her to onlookers and paparazzi. She wasn’t aware of the wardrobe malfunction until a barrage of camera flashes clued her into the problem as she exited the vehicle. Hathaway had elected not to wear undergarments beneath her tight Tom Ford black dress.
The actress was “devastated” when she found out that her private parts had been photographed by numerous paparazzi on Monday night. “It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them.”
Hathaway married actor Adam Shulman in September 2012, after dating Shulman since 2008. Anne Hathaway’s ex-boyfriend Raffaello Folloieri, whom she dated for four years, brought the couple in front of the public eye in 2008 when Folloieri was being tried for wire fraud conspiracy and money laundering in federal court.
Hathaway’s film career took off after her 2001 role as Mia in The Princess Diaries. She was named as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People magazine in 2006. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Hathaway has a mostly Irish and French ancestry, and at one time she wanted to be a nun during her childhood in New Jersey.
The wardrobe mishap was certainly unintentional and unfortunate for Hathaway, who couldn’t be pleased to be added to the list of other celebrities photographed by hungry paparazzi during wardrobe malfunctions.
While being interviewed on the Today Show about the mishap, the graceful Hathaway stated, “And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to Les Mis, that’s what my character is, she is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing and there’s no social safety net.”
Anne Hathaway’s Wardrobe Malfunction
The actress accidentally flashes photogs while arriving at the “Les Miserables” premiere.
Les Miserables Movie Cast Interview on Today Show
December 10, 2012 – New York : Tom Hooper, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Isabelle Allen, Daniel Huttlestone.