In a recent interview with In Style magazine, Anne Hathaway discussed her woes regarding her appearance.
Hathaway states that she has “really weird features” and that she’s got “large features on a very small face.” She then goes on to hammer the point forth by saying:
“… But, you know, I’m not going to beat myself up. It’s my face. I’m not very pretty. But that’s OK because I do know that I look like myself, and I think at the end of the day, as nice as pretty is, authenticity is more important.”
… While I agree that authenticity is the most important part of self-value, I think Anne’s putting herself down a little too hard, here. Whether or not she’s speaking the truth and being “authentic” as she says, I think it puts her in a place where she’ll be pegged as overly-vulnerable and meek, which in a lot of cases is more unattractive than most want to admit. You all know “that girl”: the one hides her faux-woes in her self-deprecating sense of humor and brush-off’s of compliments — that girl.
I’m not quite sure if Anne is that girl and I don’t really know a whole lot about her to make that sort of assumption but if she truly feels that way, in my opinion, she’s quite mistaken. Yet, if she’s merely doing this for press and knows that she’s much more than she plays herself out to be, then shame on her.
What do you guys think? Could Hathaway really be that self-involved that she’d seek compliments through a second rate fashion magazine or does she really not see the beauty that she emanates?