Anne Hathaway Addresses Host-less Oscars: ‘Sometimes It’s Better to Go With No Host’


In a promotional look for his or her upcoming indie drama Serenity, Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey appeared as friends on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Thursday night time to play video games, dish on previous roles and, in Hathaway's case, talk about this 12 months's host-less Oscars ceremony.

Revealing one in every of his latest obsessions, Cohen on the prime of the hour praised the emotional journey of McConaughey's movies and dove proper into the "Matthew McConaughey vault" — digging up gems from the actor's previous.

The first photograph that emerged was of McConaughey because the pre-teen winner of "Mr. Texas." He mentioned that his mom led him to consider he gained the award, although years later he zoomed in on the image and realized that he was, in reality, runner-up.

Cohen then introduced up McConaughey's first credited position in Unsolved Mysteries in 1992, adopted by his audition tapes for Dazed and Confused and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

Turning the eye onto Hathaway, Cohen confirmed a clip from The Princess Diaries and transitioned into studying sections from her private "diaries." Hathaway was requested to fill within the blanks in a sequence of sentences. "Dear Diary, after I first met Julie Andrews…," Cohen started.

"I used to be fearful I used to be going to puke on my sneakers," Hathaway completed.

"One factor no one is aware of about Meryl Streep?" Cohen requested.

"… is that she's a very good reward giver," Hathaway mentioned. "One time she gave me a pencil case made out of leather-based and formed like underwear."

Playing the sport, Hathaway recalled that her final "diva second" was when she mentioned, "every thing is about me." She admitted that she and her boyfriend acknowledged the "stupidy" of it. 

Launching into one other rapid-fire sport, Cohen requested the actors to yell out no matter got here to thoughts when he says the names of some people who Hathaway and McConaughey have each labored with. 

For Sandra Bullock, Hathaway known as her an "icon" and McConaughey mentioned she might "run the nation." He went on to name Timothee Chalamet "unfastened," Diane Lane "my first crush" and Matt Damon " impersonator."

On a critical word, Hathaway was requested what her opinion is on the Oscars probably going "hostless" this 12 months. "Sometimes it's higher to go together with no host than drive one thing that's simply not working," she replied, in reference to the time she co-hosted with James Franco in 2011.

In a query for McConaughey, a caller requested what his audition was like for Titanic. "It went very well, properly sufficient that you simply go exterior and name your agent…" he mentioned, emphasizing that the audition was "nice" regardless of not profitable the position. 

Asked about the opportunity of a 3rd installment of Princess Diaries, Hathaway mentioned, "there’s a script and I wish to do it, Julie desires to do it, however not except it's good."


As the present winded down, McConaughey revealed his "Mazel" of the day: "Isn't it good when what we want is definitely what we would like, and what we would like is definitely what we want? It's that candy spot."

Hathaway mentioned that her "Jackhole" of the day is Los Angeles drivers — "they collapse when it rains!"

And lastly, describing their relationship in Serenity, Hathaway mentioned it’s "painful." McConaughey added, "my entire world is turned the wrong way up, then she turns up like a ghost … issues should not what they appear."

The movie is written and directed by Steven Knight, who has quite a few writing credit along with directing the movies Redemption and Locke. 

Serenity releases on Jan. 25.

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