Via: Raw Story.
Actress Anne Hathaway politely hammered Today Show host Matt Lauer on Wednesday when he opened a standard promotional interview in a condescending tone over her recent brush with the paparazzi, Entertainment Weekly reported.
“Nice to see you. Seen a lot of you lately,” Lauer said at the outset of the interview, alluding to an incident Monday night where photographs surfaced of Hathaway exiting a car without wearing underwear.
“Let’s just get it out of the way,” he said. “Wardrobe malfunction the other night. What’s the lesson learned from something like that, other than you keep smiling, like you always do?”
After taking a breath and calling it unfortunate, Hathaway turned the issue around on Lauer.
“It kind of made me sad on two accounts,” she explained. “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.”
In the film, a movie adaptation of the musical Les Miserables, Hathaway plays Fantine, a young mother forced into a life of prostitution.
At that point, Lauer decided to drop the matter.
“That’s one of the most creative turns of a question I’ve ever heard, and I’m gonna take it at that,” he conceded, before steering the conversation back toward standard movie talk. “That’s fine.
Seriously, Lauer? SERIOUSLY!!
If this were the alternate universe where I was married to Anne Hathaway, I would still be punching Lauer in the junk right now. (Not that I’m begrudging her husband in this universe for not punching him. Jail is not fun.)
Look, I’m a hetrosexual guy. I like vaginas. I like looking at vaginas. Any day I get to look at a vagina is a good day.
Here’s the thing though, the woman has to want to show it to me.
To Ms. Hathaway’s credit, she was able to pivot the question to the larger issue of skeevy photographers who make their money off this sort of nonsense. So good on her for that.
But Lauer, seriously. You’re giving us middle aged men a bad name.