Anne Hathaway in the Oscars press room on Sunday (Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Perhaps Anne Hathaway knew her backstage audience was filled with dozens of jaded press members waiting to pounce. After all, she has had a bit of an acceptance-speech deficit lately. The 30-year-old was all "thank yous" and genuine humility in the Oscars press room. She even got teary.
Asked if she thinks she is no longer an underdog now that she has a Best Supporting Actress Oscar, Hathaway said, "Officially never. I'm an actor, man."
She went on to discuss the practicalities of her job and that she has her feet firmly planted on the ground. "Thank you very much for bringing me right back down to earth," she jokingly complained to a reporter. "You're always looking for the next job... I do also have a practical approach to acting, which is: Gotta work, gotta work, gotta work."
Then her voice started to tremble. Hathaway choked up as she said, winking to her "Les Miserables" role, "I had a dream, and it came true."
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