Anne Hathaway's getting a lot of positive buzz about her musical performance in the upcoming feature adaptation of Les Miserables. Unfortunately, a "wardrobe malfunction" at the film's premiere has earned the actress some additional attention. Matt Lauer brought that that subject up during his interview with Hathaway on Today this morning.
Hathaway's not the first actress to step out of a car and give photographers an eyeful, and unfortunately, she probably won't be the last. This kind of thing seems to happen from time to time. And while we can all wonder why anyone would step out onto a red carpet in a very public forum sans undergarments, the other question is why these photos are sold and shared instead of tactfully deleted. I suppose the answer to that one is obvious: Money.
Hathaway addresses "a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants" in her response to Lauer, who wastes no time bringing up the subject of Hathaway's wardrobe malfunction before moving on to discussing Les Mis. Watch it below (via EW).
“It kind of made me sad on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it, and do the decent thing, sells it. And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which takes us back to Les Mis, because that’s what my character is.”
Hathaway manages to turn this embarrassing incident around to make it about a serious issue that also happens to tie in with the character she plays in Les Miserables. The response seemed a bit prepared, but certainly well spoken and she managed to deflect the topic onto the subject she's there to discuss.
Les Miserables arrives in theaters December 25.