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    “I Had An Angel”: Anne Hathaway Says Christopher Nolan Saved Her Career After ‘Hathahate’ Made Her Identity Toxic

    If there’s one thing to be said about Anne Hathaway, then that is that the actress had an extensively successful career, ranging from romantic comedies to more serious thriller films; whatever genre it might be, Hathaway has always been the best thing on screen

    It’s quite impossible to imagine there ever being a time when Hathaway had difficulty in getting roles because of her ‘toxic’ identity online, something that led to many filmmakers dropping her from roles. Here’s how Hathaway says Christopher Nolan helped her with her career, as she refers to him as an ‘angel‘.

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    How Christopher Nolan ‘Backed’ Anne Hathaway’s Drowning Career

    Anne Hathaway and Christopher Nolan
    Anne Hathaway and Christopher Nolan

    Post Hathahate, as the actress says, a lot of filmmakers refused to work with her, simply because of her reputation. “A lot of people wouldn’t give me roles,” she said, because they were so concerned about how toxic my identity had become online.”

    During another interview with Harper’s Bazaar she revealed, “I had directors say to me, ‘I think you’re great. You’re perfect for this role, but I don’t know how audiences will accept you because of all this stuff, this baggage.'” 

    Then came Christopher Nolan. And her career changed for the better. “I had an angel in Christopher Nolan, who did not care about that and gave me one of the most beautiful roles I’ve had in one of the best films that I’ve been a part of,” she said, referring to her role in ‘Interstellar’.

    “I don’t know if he knew that he was backing me at the time, but it had that effect,” she said about the Oscar-winning director, “And my career did not lose momentum the way it could have if he hadn’t backed me.”

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    Why Did Anne Hathaway Get Dropped From Films?

    Anne Hathaway in 'The Devil Wears Prada'
    Anne Hathaway in ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

    Following her 2013 Oscar for Les Miserables, Anne Hathaway went through a series of toxic hate on social media, something that was dubbed as ‘Hathahate’. This included many users coming together and hating on the actress, with many questioning if her Oscar was well deserved. Talking about this period of her life, Hathaway has said, “I really don’t want to dredge up the past but I did have my monster out there, I did have the internet turn on me and hate me and it was like a whole big thing. And it was a really good thing for me personally. You can be incredibly empowered because of those things. So I guess what I’d say is when the bad shit happens, don’t fear it — just go with it, flow with it.”

    In another interview with Harper’s Bazaar the actress said she felt like she was “punched in the gut. Shocked and slapped and embarrassed. Even now I can feel the shame. I was in crisis.”

    She added, “People treated me a certain way. But I’ve grown from it. This whole thing has made me a way more compassionate and loving person. And I don’t feel sorry for myself.”

    Though she has had a flourishing career after that incident, she also mentioned how the whole debacle was saved by Christopher Nolan. Here’s why she considers him an ‘angel’ and how he backed up her career.

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