Well, I don't know how other than perhaps my doppleganger status and the fact that it was Friday afternoon of Memorial Day weekend and the pickins for interviewees were slim, but a few weeks ago I got a call from a reporter from Chinese Newsweek who'd read this blog (I'm as shocked as you are) and wanted to discuss Anne. Since I love to hear myself talk and I figured that China was a fine place to start getting super famous, I agreed to chat with her for the story.
What we discussed was way deeper than what I had written about: a complex conversation about American culture and its sort of fundamental, blue-collar values and how we cyclically engage in some pedestal-shaking and dethroning of the too-privileged and too-perfect. We don't like people who have it too easy or have their noses too far up in the air or are too manicured and practiced. It's part of the reason why we didn't elect Mitt Romney; it's entirely the reason we like burger-eating, shot-taking, stage-tripping, f-bomb-dropping Jennifer Lawrence so much better than polite, polished, vegan Anne. We mythologize the rags-to-riches, up-by-the-bootstraps stories; we like Eliza Doolittles and blue jeans and baseball. We, as a stereotype, reject class and privilege; our history is not Downton Abbey; it's revolutionaries and John Wayne and coal mining and Bud Heavy. AmIright, 'Merica?
I was really flattered to be contacted to discuss this and really enjoyed thinking about how our turning on Anne Hathaway was informed by our greater cultural predispositions. I couldn't wait to read the article and see how this intelligent, professional writer synthesized all of it. And also to see my name in lights, y'all! China famous!!! So it came out this week and the author sent it to me.
But it's in Chinese.
Atlanta medical malpractice lawyer Carly (Alison Currie) considered a big fan of Anne Hathaway, she has been closely tracking the new division of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for success every step, she was not a fanatical groupies, and because to some extent, she and Hathaway is like a person.
Also, "Hathahaters" is inexplicably translated as "Boredom family of the sea." So, there's that.