Anne Hathaway for Vogue Magazine

Posted on November 12, 2012

Vogue inexplicably chose one of the least flattering pictures of Anne Hathaway we’ve ever seen for the cover of its December issue:


Anne Hathaway covers the December 2012 issue of Vogue magazine photographed by Annie Leibovitz and styled by Tonne Goodman.

Seriously. She looks like she has a migraine.

On knowing Les Miserables role was hers: “I knew that someone was going to have to go in there and do something pretty special to unseat me. Sometimes you leave a room and you feel like maybe you’ve left the door open a crack. This time, I knew that I had slammed it shut behind me.”

On losing weight for Les Miserables: “I had to be obsessive about it — the idea was to look near death. Looking back on the whole experience — and I don’t judge it in any way — it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”

On her short hair: “I love the short-haired lifestyle. The only downside is having to get a hair cut every three weeks. But I’m turning 30, and — I hope this isn’t obnoxious to say — I feel prettier, and much more myself. I guess I just feel much more satisfied with less now.”

We’re calling it now: there’s a Hathaway backlash coming. We can feel it in the air. She’s getting that Winslet air of self-importance that comes when an actress can smell an Oscar and is going to work like crazy to make sure she gets it.

We’re not loving the pics inside anymore than we like the cover:

Ralph Lauren Spring 2013 Collection/Model: Daria Strokous

Valentino Fall 2012 Couture Collection/Model: Nimue Smit (NEXT)


It’s time, right? Time for all of us to get annoyed with her.

Having said that, we’re thinking of going to see Les Mis on Christmas day, when the movie theaters are full of Jews and Gays. Who better to see a musical with, amirite?


[Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue,]

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  • VicksieDo

    I adore her, full stop.
    That white blouse is FANTASTIC~~~~

    • demondoll

      I love her, too.

  • ChiliP

    Second-to-last and last picture:

    “The hills are aliiiiiiiiiive, with the sound of muuuuuusic…..”

    • charlotte


    • Nicholas

      To be fair, I can imagine her actually doing it—*and* hitting the notes singing it.

      • Whever

        Especially since she does a KILLER Julie Andrews impression (I’m thinking of her Mary Poppins SNL sketch from a few years ago, which was freaking hilarious)!

        • EBarney

          Comes from all those Princess Diaries movies where they worked together, I’d imagine. 

        • StillGary

          YES! WHere Mary has been giving everyone STDs — I hope all the kittens who haven’t seen this will treat themselves to a little You Tube treat!

      • Cousin_Rose

        Seems like it’s time for a remake!

    • TieDye64

      My high school friends and I sang that to the top of our lungs when we climbed (walked) to the top of Old Woman Mountain in Kodiak back in the 80’s. At the time my mother was climbing the adjacent Pyramid Mountain and heard us “singing”. She was so proud of her girls. Good times!

  • hughman

    Maria Vogue Trapp. 

  • teensmom99

    As a straight Jewish woman, I’m looking forward to seeing you on Christmas day. And your comments about the styling are, as always, 100 % on point.

    • gabbilevy

      I’ll bring the booze! (Also straight and Jewish.)

      • EveEve

        And I’ll bring the garnishes. I can get to Philly in a jiff.   Bring on the TLo LesMis Christmas Par-tay!

      • Judy P

        I’m straight and Christian but I’m STILL gonna be at that theater on Christmas!

        • Call me Bee

          Me too! 

    • NurseEllen

      Straight, and I don’t ascribe to any religion except Sondheim worship.  See you there!  (I’ll be the one eating chocolate flavored licorice.)

      • teensmom99

        I’ll bring leftover Chinese food from the night before.

    • AR16

      I’ve been spending a solid two months trying to convince my boyfriend that Les Miz is going to be our christmas day movie.  I think he’s turning a corner…

      • twocee

         Heh.  My boyfriend saw the preview last weekend and immediately looked at me and said, “No. Absolutely not.”

  • Adriana Blair

    I am DEFINITELY seeing Les Mis on Christmas day. Unfortunately I’ll be in California so no chance of running into you two.

    • GinAndPopcorn

       I’ll be seeing it on Christmas day in California as well. I’ll be in the theater wondering how many other Bitter Kittens might be in there with me.

      • LesYeuxHiboux

        Field trip!

      • Adriana Blair

         I think I’ll be too busy falling ever more in love with Hugh Jackman to be wondering about fellow BKs :)

        • GinAndPopcorn

           Absolutely no question about that once the movie starts. I generally get there pretty early, so I have time to kill while waiting for the movie.

          Field trip? OK! Don’t forget your permission slip, LesYH.

      • Judy P

        Bitter Kitten meetup! Any chance you’re in the Bay Area?

        • GinAndPopcorn

           Yep, I’m in the South Bay. Will travel for meetup and movie!

          • Judy P

            I’m on the peninsula. I’ll get my mom to sign my permission slip while we open presents.

  • charlotte

    Are these pictures supposed to make people laugh?

    • cooperalden

      Annoying actress photos from an undergrad acting program and hangs in from of Tisch Hall at NYU.

    • Jane Donuts

      This looks more like an advertising campaign for The Other Sister than a fashion editorial.

  • Trisha26

    In the first photo with the white puffy sleeves she looks like The Joker. 

    • theblondette

      I thought this! Which is why I love it.

  • Jangle57

    The hills are alive with the sound of …. Anne Hathaway?  Sorry, pics just take me to the opening of Sound of Music.  I’m not ready to start hating on Anne yet though. 

  • Julie Chase

    Is she getting whacked with an invisible pillow in those photos? The HORROR.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    i am supposed to snicker??…oh those are some cringe worthy photos….

  • Sobaika

    Wow. This is a terrible editorial.

    As for Annie, hasn’t she always had that slightly pretentious/slightly geeky thing? She sounds to me here the same as the rest of her interviews.

    • EBarney

      She often seems like she’s trying so hard that it’s showing a bit. That can come off as geeky and kind of awkwardly cute or pretentious and desperate.

  • Ass Kicking Adviser

    Les Mis on Christmas Day! Genius – see you there!
    Those pictures of her in the field are hiddy. Hiddy. Amateur and hiddy.
    She was funny on SNL the other night. That’s what keeps me from hating her. As for backlash; she’s turning 30. It’s a medical condition for women. She doesn’t want to be her twenty-something self anymore and needs a change but hasn’t figured it out yet.  This syndrome has sympton’s like making poseur-like statements, trying to sound a little too grown up and self confident, stuff like that. She’ll snap out of it.

  • Bitsey Carver

    Coming? The Hathaway backlash is here. It started with the girls who were preteen girls who read The Princess Diaries and Ella Enchanted. It’s been slowly building since then. But I sense the hailstorm is on its way.

    • Whever

      Aw, I read the Princess Diaries and Ella Enchanted, and I still love her. She just tries so hard, in a way that’s really endearing to me. (Also, she was more excited about getting to play Catwoman than she was about getting to host the Oscars. That’s a woman who has her priorities straight.)

    • hyperionic

      Why’s that? I thought she was pretty good in The Princess Diaries. 

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    She looks like a deranged bull fighter in that Ralph Lauren outfit.  And the cover shot is horrible!!!  How does a professional photographer make a beautiful woman look that miserable?

  • PinkLemon

    she’s great, but i do sense the whole self important thing happening here. but her first quote was pretty rad. i’m just so sick of the ‘I’M THIRTY AND LOOVIIING IIIIIT’ stuff. yes, anne. it DOES sound obnoxious.

  • Ben Smith

    I love her, but that first answer is a bit much. Maybe I’m just too English, but a little humility would be nice. Besides, from what I’ve seen, her Fantine isn’t *that* amazing. Ruthie Henshall would like a word, Miss Hathaway. The pictures are awful (the second one is the only halfway decent thing there). In the last two she looks like she just tripped and is about to face-plant. 

    • kimmeister

      Some raved about her Catwoman too, but I was underwhelmed.

      • DeborahJozayt

        I loved her as Catwoman at the start of the movie, but then as time passed, the quality died down considerably either because the director didn’t take full advantage of her range, or just shoved her into “you’re this damsel in distress now. Let the boys shine.”

  • Amy Wilson

    I have already put my husband on notice that he is in charge of our 4 kids on Christmas evening because I am going to see Les Mis. By that point, we have already reached maximum levels of family togetherness anyway.

    And what did she do wrong to the editors at Vogue because those are some straight up not flattering pictures of her at all.

    • DeborahJozayt

      Well, she did do “The Devil wears Prada.” Ms. Wintour wouldn’t let a good opportunity die.

      • ohayayay

        Her first Vogue cover was not very flattering either, if I recall correctly – I believe T.Lo said at the time “straight on head-shots are not your friend” though I can’t seem to locate the post – but that was miles better than this one. 

  • korilian

    Ooh, is Les Mis going to be a musical? I thought it was going to be based on the book. 
    (Yes, I know the musical is based on the book).

    • Suzie Vazquez

      Yes musical

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    I hope she doesn’t turn all Paltrow on us.

    • MissMariRose

       Too late. Those quotes are proof positive that she’s already Paltrowing.

      • kimmeister

        I love this new verb!

  • cornpicker73

    Awful pics, can’t wait to see Les Miz!

  • jonnyf8

    I love her but fear the Vogue pictures are calculated to contribute to the backlash.  I’m embarrassed to admit how many times I’ve watched that Le Miz trailer.  I’ve seen the show twice on stage and hated it but now I can’t wait to see the movie.

  • Judy_J

    Yeah, that cover shot make it look like her face is melting.  And the other photos are nothing to write home about, either.
    I’m with you guys….the quotes are highly annoying.

  • cam_lo

    “time” to get annoyed with her? i’ve never been able to stand her. watching her on snl this weekend, especially during her monologue, was torturous. 

    • Carla_Charlton

      You should listen to her interview on “Fresh Air” — really full of herself.

    • Mismarker

      I wholeheartedly concur.  What gets me is the “here I am and aren’t I fabulous?” schtick.  There’s nothing effortless about her.  I like my young lady stars “breezy”.  Like, say, Emma Stone or Olivia Wilde.

  • AnnaleighBelle

    For some reason I’ve been annoyed with her for a while – definitely right after that egregious Oscar trainwreck.  I do think she’s beautiful, though, and that cover shot looks like they tried to get her wonkiest angles.

    I’m not a fan of Les Miz, so, yeah….

  • Alexandra Glorioso

    Yea, these pictures are pretentious and terrible.

  • MaryanneGirl

    I’ve quietly been building up resentment toward her for years now, but kept it to myself because she was America’s Sweetheart, (or seemed to be). I suddenly feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders with the TLo seal of approval on my feelings! :) Okay, so not quite that dramatic, but I just think she’s obnoxious. I’ll go see Les Mis because I love that show, but dang does she irritate the crap out of me.

    • MaryanneGirl

      Oh, and also, good GOD those pictures are terrible. 

      • NC_Meg

         Aren’t they bad? Scrolling through them I kept expecting them to get better but they just got worse and worse.

        • MaryanneGirl

          Yes! In my opinion, the cover is the best shot, and that’s saying something…because that’s a hideous cover. :)

  • Nikki

    That is so right… that’s when we go to the movies… oh and I failed to mention that we so go to the theater all the time- yes, we are typecast, just like you fore mentioned 😉

  • formerlyAnon

    I love her short hair.

    I’ve never loved her enough to get annoyed any time soon.

    I think the unflattering photo gives her a very attractive jolie laide edge that I don’t usually get, looking at her. I won’t say I *prefer* this, but it’s a close thing.

  • Elisa_G

    It looks like the photographer came across a blind woman cavorting randomly after taking some hallucinogenic fungi. Then she, passed out, woke up with a wicked hangover and was photographed for the cover. 

    BTW saw the trailer for Les Mis in the theater and people were literally teary-eyed. I’d forgotten how good the music is and also that Hugh Jackman is in this. 

    • pookiesmom

      LOL. Perfect description.

      And yes, I am insanely excited for Les Mis. It looks amazing.

  • UglyCasanova

    “Christmas day, when the movie theaters are full of Jews and Gays”

    I love you guys, dearly.

  • Malice Grant

    I adore her. And I’m pretty sure it has something to do with the Princess Diaries, despite the fact that I was out of college before either one even came out. <– *owning it*

    On a related note, growing up in the South where everything closed on Christmas Day (until the last 10 years or so), I was convinced that all people in New York went to the movies on Christmas Day. This was mainly in the hay day of huge movie openings on the 25th (One of the Godfather movies comes to mind, I think), and the 6 o'clock news in my hometown would always show these long lines of New Yorkers waiting to get in to see the movie.

    In my mind, that's just what New Yorkers did. We Southerners ate until we were too full to fight anymore and New Yorkers went to the movies. C'est la vie.

    Then, of course, I spent ten years in New York and went to the movies almost every Christmas Day, steadfastly proving my childhood fantasies true.

    • formerlyAnon

       Neither Jewish nor gay, I’ve always found Christmas late afternoon movies absolutely perfect – by that time (at least if your Christmas starts at the crack of dark when the youngest family members manage to wake up the adults) at least half the crew is bored with the multi-generational togetherness or, worst case, starting on the after-the-big-meal alcohol-fueled sniping among extended family, disguised as “honesty.”

      Never had much trouble rounding up a car load for the cinema.

      • Lattis

        I’d dearly love to go to a Les Mis this Christmas – but Im pretty sure I won’t be able to tear my kids away from whatever new game or electronic gadget they just got. And I’d say I’d get Mr. Lattis to go with me but he’ll be as bad as the kids. :)

        Weird coincidence to this thread:  We to a movie this weekend and saw the preview to Les Mis. The woman next to me poked her husband in the ribs and whispered, “Just to let you know, you’re taking me to that on Christmas day.”

  • Lizzyisi

    That Valentino dress is full stop beautiful, but those pictures are completely full of it.

  • Kiltdntiltd

    the last shot she looks like Melina Mercouri.

    • Lattis

      Had to look up Melina Mercouri – you’re right. 

      I love that white shirt and embellished vest because it reminds me of the kind of thing you’d see in a 30’s movie. I am currently on a Merle Oberon kick. 

      • Kiltdntiltd

        OMG, Merle Oberon. What a sceeen name. She was a middling talented actress, but one of the most exotic/beautiful women of the great screen era.

  • editrixie

    Dude, I was there a long time ago. I have never understood the devotion to her.

  • nnbb

    Irrational hate. She’s #1 on my list.

  • unbornfawn

    One of my families favorite Christmas day traditions. Open presents, eat a big meal and go to the movies. Oh, and these pictures of Anne are pretty lousy. The girl is no model. Yes, I smell a backlash of getting sick of her coming on….

  • miagain

    I can’t help it… I love her… I think she is incapable of annoying me.  She was terrific on Saturday night Live… 

    • MilaXX

       Can’t say I love her, but I like her and I really like her short hair.

  • Magdalena Monzerrat Ontiveros

    the hair meakes her look 20 year older!!! everything here looks her make older! 

  • Paula Pertile

    I love seeing bad pics of people I don’t particularly care for.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    “Oh, how I love to frolic in the wheat fields in my Valentino gown!”

  • alyce1213

    Christmas Day openings are not only to keep Jews and Gays occupied. It’s traditional for “big” movies to open on Christmas Day because it’s the last day of the year to qualify for one-week theatrical screening eligibility for the Oscars. 

    These are terrible pictures.

    • kimmeister

      Plus, most of the Xmas festivities are done by the morning anyway, so then people spend the rest of the day twiddling their thumbs with not much to do.

  • pattyw

    I love her short hair. Though as someone who also sports a pixie cut, I now know why mine never looks as good as hers or Michelle Williams’ — a cut every 3 weeks?! I go 6 weeks, or else I’d go broke.

  • SF_Gal

    I’ve always thought she was way over-rated and not worth the hype, so yeah…let the backlash begin.

  • bertkeeter

    Where’s the NEW Diana Vreeland? I am so over this editor!

  • BobStPaul

    Annie Leibovitz shot those photos?  Say it isn’t so.

  • marilyn

    Apparently she has decided to be deep and meaningful instead of cute and peppy.  Being on the edge of middle age will do that to you.  At least she did not decide to be a Princess Diaries clone forever.  There are too many women in entertainment that are hanging on to their youth in a very unattractive way.  So, if philosophizing about it makes it work for her, then fine.  If she wants to keep that god-awful haircut, at least she has finally figured out how to dress so she does not look like Miss Marple.   

  • Annabelle Archer

    Payback for Devil Wears Prada?

  • Lattis

    “going to see Les Mis on Christmas day, when the movie theaters are full of Jews and Gays”

    This makes me smile and snort. My late dad was a quirky, endearing guy but, he was homophobic (sadly like a lot of his WWII generation). It was his tradition to take us to a movie on Christmas night and believe me, you could pretty well go your whole life and not meet anyone more religious or straight. And he’d take us to oddly age-inappropriate movies. One of my earliest memories was being terrorized by a movie version of the Jack the Ripper story when I was 3.  Christmas memories.

  • H3ff

    “Be Merry! From $10, Tasteful Gifts For Everyone On Your List”

    What a gulf there is between US Vogue and the likes of Vogue Paris. Vogue in my mind should be simply FASHION, FASHION, FASHION.

  •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Yeah, that’s… not good.

  • GorgeousThings

    You know, I’m becoming less and less enamored with Annie Liebovitz’ photography. It’ all seems very dishwater dull to me. And to make Anne Hathaway look dishwater dull is an accomplishment that no one should be proud of.

    As far as Ms. H goes, I don’t hate her too much yet. I like her a lot better now than when she was playing a coked-up puppy hosting the Oscars.

    • Qitkat

      I agree about Annie Liebovitz. She doesn’t seem to have that edginess she used to rock so well.

    • Gotham Tomato

      I think Annie has lost quite a bit of mojo. But then she had more mojo than most to begin with. I’ve always thought her reportage was her best work.


  • GorgeousThings

    PS, that Valentino is a direct rip off of a YSL dress circa 1994. 

  • Ashley Alvarez

    it’s the outstretched arms that does the editorial in for me. and the green eye stuff. 

  • MilaXX

    lol, If you like to ski, Thanksgiving and Christmas day are also good days to hit the local slopes. My friends and I used to do it all the time.

    The photoshoot is awful. The cover makes her features look all droopy and the inside pics are just bad. I really don’t understand the green eye shadow.

    BTW did anyone see her on SNL? Her Homeland spoof was hysterical. In fact it had me staring at Damien Lewis’s mouth while watching last night.

  • Mismarker

    The 4th photo looks like it could be from a “Nell” remake.  “Tay in the win.”

  • jmorino08

    Those pictures are cracked out. I never noticed her eyes being so “hang dog” before but that’s all I can see in that cover photo. 

  • Maya

    She’s beautiful, but definitely sounds self-important in this interview. I agree with you about the backlash.

  • another_laura

    If I go to Les Miz it will be for Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, not for Ms. Hathaway.  

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    I’m not convinced that short hair is Anne Hathaway’s friend, but, hey, it’s her hair, her life.  I’m not terribly interested in the movie version of “Les Mis” anyway.  I suppose it’s because PBS flogged those damn “Les MIs” concerts for too many years during their beg-a-thons.

  • TSkot

    Don’t be cruel.  She looks amazing.

  • Matt Bailer

    Wow.  Full-on k.d. lang.  Even Anne Hathaway Gets The Blues.

    That cover photo gives her a lazy eye.  WTF.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Huh, was she ever such a beloved actress to merit a backslash? I know she’s been on some people’s Irrational Hate List (mine included) for a while now. But in her defense, I don’t think it will be a Paltrow kind of backslash. And Kate did win people back after getting her well-deserved Oscar. Hathaway and an Oscar though… doesn’t sit well with me when Annette Bening is still wandering Hollywood without one. 

  • G

    She’s a very old 30.

  • pookiesmom

    Wow, these pics are TERRIBLE. I don’t think I’ve ever seen her look so bad.

    Her answers in this interview are horrible, but I still love her. So no backlash from me. Yet.

  • Elena

    Awful, awful pictures. Also, for some reason I feel like Uma Thurmon has worn a look very similar to that Ralph Lauren look. If she hasn’t, I feel like she should.

  • marlie

     I love, love, love Annie, but this is a terrible photoshoot. None of the clothes (the matador outfit and the blue dress) are flattering, and neither are the photos. And there seems to be something a little off about her eyes in the cover photo.

    But I still love her, and I can’t wait until Les Miserables!

  • fabulous

    Ugh – the backlash has been here for a while, at least since the Oscar hosting, if not before.  Count me in as someone who thinks she’s overrated.

  • Gotham Tomato

    Oy. That cover looks like it should bear the caption, ‘Don’t cry for me Argentina’.

    Could it be that Miss Wintour got a little revenge for The Devil Wears Prada film? She cannot possibly think that is a flattering photograph.


  • Gotham Tomato

    “Tlo said: Having said that, we’re thinking of going to see Les Mis on Christmas day, when the movie theaters are full of Jews and Gays. Who better to see a musical with, amirite?”

    Yes. My peeps.

    And of course, make sure you stop off for some Chinese food on the way home.


  • Sara Hottman

    She must’ve annoyed Vogue too, because those pictures are extremely unflattering. The spinning/running in the Valentino remind me of that old Helen Keller movie…

    • SRQkitten

      That’s funny, the first spinning picture made me think of Julie Andrews in the Sound of Music – not a look that I think of in Vogue!


  • Joyce VG

    These pics are awful. 

  • eight_of_nine

    Totally seeing Les Miz on Christmas, no question.

  • Carleenml

    I think she’s beautiful. But I think these photos are bizarre and there’s an absolute disconnect between her and the settings. wtf/wheat fields.  

  • Corazon Nunez

    Nah. She’s too awesome for me to hate. :)

  • Jessi03

    Annoyed with the soundbite, but downright pissed off by the pictures.  Wtf is that?  Does Vogue have something against open eyes?

  • neofashionista

    I have to say I have tons of irrational hatred for this lady but she looks
    absolutely positively GORGEOUS on the cover
    Rock that green hot crap lady

  • Alloy Jane

    This is a very silly spread.  Maybe they did this to her on purpose because the sound bites were cusping on the obnoxious?  I will always love The Princess Diaries.

  • berkeleygirl

    Anne Hathaway can’t get too full of herself and probably knows it.  Two words:  Jennifer Lawrence

    • berkeleygirl

      Not to mention Emma Stone and Jessica Chastain…

  • Girl_With_a_Pearl

    More looking forward to seeing Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thenardier.

    • l_c_ann

      Yes, yes, yes. 

  • Allison Woods

    Blech! I hate every one of those pictures, and the quotes from the interview don’t help.

  • msdamselfly

    I think the  pictures are great—she’s more expressive than usual

  • elzatelzabelz

    No backlash here. I love her. I double, triple love the clips of Les Mis I’ve seen so far.

  • LauraWL

    That is the LEAST flattering cover photo I have ever seen. Did Anne have the flu? Was she consumptive? Does Leibovitz hate her? There has GOT to be a story behind that…

  • altalinda

    Nope, she’s not annoying me yet.
    Maybe the editors chose those snaps to see whether she’s really feeling so self-confident about her looks?

  • Stephanie Sun

    Did they photoshop her left eye to be crooked on purpose? 

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    What weird photos. The first one in the field looks like a Wyeth painting. The second makes her chin look deformed. Annie is and has always been such a musical theater kid, with a tremendous drive to succeed. She’s built her career in a very strategic way, and I like her for owning it

  • nannypoo

    That cover is butt ugly and the rest of it is not much better. The photo of the dental exam in the bullfighter costume is particularly absurd.

  • PeaceBang

    I’m definitely on board with the Anne Hathaway backlash. These photos are ridiculous. I’ll be seeing “Les Miz” on Christmas Day in my jammies with some other tired clergy people after a morning of drinking champagne and coffee. I’m already disappointed in the singing from the previews. I get that you can’t really belt “I Dreamed a Dream” on film the same way you can on stage, but the over-emoting and under-singing is going to have me looking at the screen with arms folded over my chest and left eyebrow way in the air, I just know it.

    • Mismarker

      The “live singing” approach they took for this movie has me intrigued and I will see it for that reason only.  My husband, who knows very little about Les Miz, just saw the trailer and immediately said, “She’s in it? I’m not watching that shit.”  I quickly informed him she’s not around for long and he was back on board.

  • MaryAtRealityTea

    Um… who died and made her Julie Andrews as Maria? Girl – get over yourself. And the backlash is long overdue! 

  • zingit

    “But I don’t wanna be a pirate!” Anyone else think of this?

  • Kristina Toma

    Looks like outtakes from an Annie Lennox music video. 

  • Sarah Adams

    This is more Liza Minelli than Les Mis. I like that vest but not as clothes – it should come with an 18th century prince in it. 

  • l_c_ann

    Buy yourselves the French CDs of Les Miz for your gifts from Santa Claus.  Really neat to hear the lyrics and then the words. 

    I also look forward to the movie, but so many of the past leads have sung so well as to make Jackman a distant second, even if he’s perfect. 

    Blue velvet in a dry field of grass somewhere in California- meh.

  • GTrain

    I’ve been over her for a while now, and I think the inside photos are horrible. I didn’t hate the cover as much.

  • SkipperJane

    She is currently my hairspiration, so she’s going to have to get a lot closer to GOOP-levels of self-satisfaction and self-importance before I can get onboard with a Hathaway backlash.  

  • Bob Sponge

    Oh, Annie. I love you so much, but what is it with the “come take me, dentist!” mouth in the third photo?

  • Charles Purdy

    I’m already annoyed with her … she has always seemed kind of smug to me. That said, I am going to watch the *hell* out of “Les Mis” on Christmas Day.

  • DinahR

    Yes.  I’ve been neutral on her for a while but lately I was starting to wonder if she was taking herself a wee bit too seriously.   After this I am no longer wondering and I’m fully in the camp of thinking she is full of herself.  Also, I blame Vogue (not her) but this is the stupidest celebrity photo shoot I’ve possibly ever seen. They all look like outtakes! She should sue over that cover photo.  

  • RzYoung

    Cinemas are open there on Christmas day?! Cool. 

    This pictures are appalling. I don’t want to hate Annie, I like her…but I used to like Natalie Portman.  

  • Gener1c

    I’m so glad that I’ve been justified in my desire to backlash against her.  If T & Lo are cool with it, I win!

  • decormaven

    I’m getting a “Lawrence of Arabia” vibe off that third shot, and the last two cry for a caption of “Maria Elena breaks free from the TB ward.” The styling for both cover and inside shots are lacking, IMO. I’ll be there for the Christmas Day screening- if it’s half as good as the screening was for “Chicago” on Christmas Day, I will be a happy camper. 

  • AuntieAnonny

    Annie must absolutely *hate* Anne. These are not photos from a shoot where the model and photographer got along.

  • kikisayshi

    This could have gone so SO gorgeous. I, too, am underwhelmed (as Mr. Gunn would say).

  • Suzie Vazquez

    Ive been annoyed w her a long time Except when she does SNL or sings. Boy I cant wait for les mis! Theyre gonna do it right! Excited.

  • Jessica TallGirl Freeman

    I took pics like that of my 8 year old niece running around last week. They are far better. 

  • Deitra S.

    She’s been at the top of my irrational celebrity hate list for years.  I’m not sure why.  But with all of that crap spewing out of her mouth, I now feel justified. And, apparently, so does Vogue Italia, and that abominable cover is their not-so-silent commentary on her. 

  • LuisaNL

    I am totally getting a “grand dame” vibe and these pictures are pissing me off. Cut it out, Anne. 

  • margaret meyers

    I love AH, but she does have the kind of striking face that can go from beautiful to ugly fast.  It’s the proportion of the large features.  If you catch the wrong angle, or if she lets her face go slack… The wonder is that the editors chose this picture of her.

  • Jecca2244

    I didn’t like the cover either…something looks odd around her eye area…Vogue has been struggling recently in their cover stories..or more likely, every other magazine is just getting that much better. Maybe time for some fresh new faces at the mag…

  • Jen

    Oh no, she’s finally got pretentious. I liked her until now. Those shots are just awful. 

  • janierainie

    She’s definitely feeling a little full of herself. Hope she doesn’t fall too hard.

  • guest2visits

    Hate the harsh green eyeshadow and the split she winds up doing in the pretty Raulph Lauren outfit.
    But she’s very beautiful and the photos make me think they could have done alot more with her than these poses.

  • Pennymac

    When stars do these, do they get final say on the pics selected? Cause these are some awful shots!

  • Mirakel9

    The pictures are awful. Can’t imagine who saw any of these and said, “Yes, that’s it, she looks great!”

  • bluefish

    Well, I’ve been annoyed her for awhile now.  She’s just so over the top.

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  • lilibetp

    I’m planning to see it on Christmas, too.

  • mmc2315

    Yes, it’s time.

    • Lauren Lynch Fox

      Yes, I am annoyed. I think she will look back at some of these comments in about 10 years and be annoyed with herself too….

  • nancylee61

    What ridiculous pictures!!! This is Vogue?? Looks like what I did in 6th grade playing The Sound of Music in the woods! And I want to know – why can’t Anne Hathaway put her arms down? Why are they out in every picture? Silly.

  • j_anson

    I can only assume she still hasn’t been forgiven for being involved with The Devil Wears Prada?

    I like her, though. For some reason, her sometimes-trying-too-hard thing just comes across as geeky-awkward to me. “Adorable” would be going way too far, but “understandable” at least.

    • mhleta

      You no like? I love that movie! Best fashion movie ever. 

  • Delysia LaFosse

    Anybody else think The Devil Wears Prada is coming back to bite her on the ass with that cover shot?

  • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

    I love Anne Hathaway, but these pictures are ridiculous!  #1 – here’s me with my eyes closed.  #2 – here’s me with my eyes closed, can you see up my nostrils?  #3 – here’s me with my eyes closed, twirling around a wheat field.  Boy, am I dizzy!  #4 – here’s me with my eyes closed, running through the same wheat field.  W.T.F.??? 

  • TheVeryLivingEND

    Can I say, I know what she means about turning 30. I feel prettier, just organically prettier than I ever have in my life.

  • ElleG77

    I keep thinking about what Tyra, Miss J and Nigel Barker would say about these photos. In my head, Anne would be in the final two this week, but still get another week to rock it on account of her other awesome photos. Alas, this is not ANTM.  I do agree with you guys that if I go by these photos alone vs. the ones from Les Miz, that Leibovitz does better with staged tableau photos than with fashion. Still love both Anne AND Annie. Can’t hate.

  • Cate

    I love everything about this woman. But you’re right, these shots are…. not great. But I really hope there isn’t a backlash. She, converse to T.Swift, is on my irrational love list. She’s so talented and dedication. I love her so much.

  • Pamela H

    I forgot the movie, but Anne had a terrible British accent.  She helped us develop a new term in our house; we say someone has “Hathawayed” an accent.

  • Carly Warnock

    She was great on SNL last weekend. She looks ridic here though.

  • up with pod people

    Shut uuuuup about backlashes. She’s fanmaglorious. I always appreciate it when my husband and I have crushes on the same ladystars.

  • briecee

    These photos have teh dummmmm.  Seriously, it’s like the hills are alive and she’s trying to seduce them.  WTF.

    I like Anne Hathaway.  I have liked her ever since she worked the *hell* out of horrible adaptation of Ella Enchanted.  I’m glad she gets to be in non-sucky non-kid movies now.

  • mhleta

    I think a woman should be able to say she feels prettier without everyone reaching for the barf bags. There are things about AH’s particular brand of beauty that are challenging, like her heavy eyelids and her somewhat oversized artificial front teeth, and I think this makes her somewhat more accessible to the average person.Though her talent is considerable, her overall manner is humble and somewhat self-deprecating–which is to say, she’s inherently likable; this hopefully should sustain her through any hater backlash. And yes, this is not Annie Leibowitz’s best work by a long shot. It’s pretty awful, actually.

  • andreawey

    Liza Minnelli!!!

  • MarissaLG

    I think she will go down in history as one of the Best Actresses Ever, but she looks idiotic in these shots. 

  • cjcris23

    I’ve been annoyed by her forever.

  • Coralie Legister

    She looks insane.