Actress Anne Hathaway caused quote the buzz this week after a paparazzo caught the 31-year-old underwearless actress in a compromising position exiting her vehicle at the Les Miserables Premiere Monday night. Anne has since been making the media rounds promoting the film and has expressed her dismay over the picture making its way onto the internet.
“I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn’t realize it until I saw all the photographers’ flashes,” Hathaway told Vanity Fair‘s Ingrid Sischy. “It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them.”
During her appearance on Today Matt Lauer brought up Anne Hathaway’s wardrobe malfunction right off the bat with what seemed like a not-so-subtle joke? “Anne Hathaway. Nice to see you. Seen a lot of you lately.” Anne then jokingly apologizes, “Sorry about that. I’de be happy to stay home, but the film,” she says laughing nervously.
“Let’s just get it out of the way,” Lauer begins. “You had a little wardrobe malfunction the other night. What’s the lesson learned from something like that, other than that you keep smiling, which you always do?”
“It was obviously an unfortunate incident,” Hathaway said, “it kind of made me sad that we live in an age when someone takes a pic of you in a vulnerable moment and sells it rather than deletes it.” She then added, “I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies unwilling participants.” She then made a rather deft segue back to talking about the film. “It makes me think about the character I play in Les Mis, actually,” she stated. “She is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child, so let’s get back to Les Mis.”
Here’s the video clip of Anne Hathaway talking about her wardrobe malfunction on the Today show:
I’m not sure if Ms. Hathaway is aware but there is a product on the market that can help prevent this sort of thing. They’re called panties. Perhaps a little sympathy is deserved when part of a wardrobe actually malfunctions (e.g. when a bikini top pops off), but not when you choose to wear a dress and then choose to wear nothing underneath! If Brad Pitt was photographed getting out a car wearing a kilt and no underwear with his Benjamin Buttons hanging out, I can guarantee he would garner no sympathy. Plus, for those ladies concerned about panty lines, there is another magnificent product out there (albeit with a rather unfortunate name and reputation) called Spanx.