Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Topic Of The Day: The Re-Ascension of Anne Hathaway

Hello, Bloggers, welcome to another episode of Topic Of The Day. For today's topic, I figured I'd delve into an actress that received unnecessary flack yet looks to return to the screen with a vengeance. That actress is Anne Hathaway.

As Anne Hathaway won every award under the sun for her work as Fantine in Les Miserables, she became such an object of hate on the Internet. Partially because of overexposure and also because of her campaigning and breathless acceptance speeches that came off as feigned and less genuine. She was pretty much labeled as the Anti-Jennifer Lawrence.

After her Oscar win, though, she took a minor break from the screen, having a cameo in 2013's Don Jon as well as voice work in Rio 2. Then she reunited with Christopher Nolan for Interstellar. Yet because the promotion of the film didn't put much emphasis on her, it didn't feel like a TRUE return to the screen.

But looking at her upcoming slate of films, she looks to be reclaiming her title as one of Hollywood's versatile leading ladies. This year, she has the romantic comedy The Intern co-starring Robert De Niro. Next year, she returns to Wonderland for the sequel to Alice in Wonderland: Alice Through The Looking Glass. 

It gets even better. She'll be teaming up with director Joe Wright for the adaptation of the period novel The Lifeboat and will star in and produce a female-centered sci-fi comedy known as The Shower which deals with women fighting off men that are turned into vicious aliens after a meteor strikes. She'll even be taking her talents to television with the upcoming TV miniseries The Ambassador's Wife. Thanks to her much-lauded lip-synced rendition of "Wrecking Ball" on the show Lip Sync Battle, she might be slowly earning back the respect of audiences and truly become the eclectic star she deserves to be. She is one of our best working today and she is making no apologies for it yet I am thrilled about it. Catwoman will come out of the Bat Cave!

Please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section on Anne Hathaway's upcoming film choices. Do you find them to be as interesting as I do or are you still not overly fond of her? Either way, I'd love to hear your opinions. Thanks for reading!