Anne Hathaway Had Trouble Getting Hired for Movies After the Career Backlash Over Her Oscar Win

Anne Hathaway won an Academy Award for her role in "Les Miserables".

Hathaway portrayed Fantine, a poor factory worker who becomes a sex worker to make ends meet.

Her performance in the film earned her critical acclaim and praise.

However, Hathaway had trouble enjoying her Oscar win as she was still reeling from the intense role and felt uncomfortable accepting an award for portraying pain.

The speech she gave after winning the award inspired some negative reactions online and some people labeled her as inauthentic.

Hathaway felt she struggled with her speech due to her nerves and not being her authentic self.

Her perceived lack of authenticity would later cost her a few film roles.

Her career got back on track after her later work in "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Interstellar".

Hathaway had encountered being turned down for roles that seemingly fit her before her Oscar backlash, including being told she wasn't sexy enough for certain parts.

Hathaway believes such rejections show a lack of imagination and an underestimation of her acting abilities, and she encourages others to use their imagination and not be limited by societal expectations.