Cameras caught a bit too much of Anne Hathaway when the 30-year-old actress arrived at the premiere of "Les Misérables" on Monday.
Dressed in a fitted black gown with a high slit but, as we came to learn, no underwear, Hathaway flashed onlookers as she exited her vehicle.
It's unclear if she was aware in the moment that she was giving the paparazzi an eyeful with her exit strategy, but the photo of her commando appearance quickly spread across the Web on Tuesday.
So when the "Les Misérables" star, who just picked up a SAG nomination for her portrayal of Fantine in the Tom Hooper film, showed up on "Today" Wednesday, Matt Lauer had to get the wardrobe malfunction out of the way. (It was tough to miss Lauer's opening line, "Seen a lot of you lately.")
Of the lessons learned, Hathaway responded that it was "obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad, on two accounts. 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."
Not forgetting the reason she was there, Hathaway went on that she's "sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to 'Les Mis,' because that's what my character is. She is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing, and there's no social safety net. So let's get back to 'Les Mis.'"
If there was an award for giving a well-played response to a question about an embarrassing moment, Hathaway just might've scored herself a nod.
Of course, it was a planned strategic flashing to get publicity and try to shake her "good girl" image. She hates her "good girl" image. She wants to be a bad girl, so here begins her descent into the realm of Lindsay Lohan.
I think there are a lot more people that enjoyed her brief display than didn't. She shouldn't cow-tow to the usual loud, puranical hypocrits that crawl out of their holes whenever something normal like this happens.
surprised that even happened...it is true...there is usually something in the dress that is like a thong that gives the appearance that you have underwear on.
Most of the stars have an thong implanted in the dress...i'm not sure if this is even true...she's is beautiful though isn't she? wow.
She was wearing a very elegant dress created my a major designer. Panty lines ruin the look of the gown. Most of the stars wearing glamorous evening gowns do not wear undergarments. Not surprising the low lifes posting here cannot understand fashion.
A very good response, but she does need to take some responsibility since she went out without any underwear.
come on celebs! You know you are being photographed at every opportunity....put some panties on! This was not a wardrovbe malfunction.....it was a personal malfunction!
alot of men want her...be careful wives.
Are we, for 1 second, really supposed to believe she didnt show her pu**y to us on purpose?
ry simple rule, if you are wearing a short skirt and you will be in a public place that will have 100’s of photographers you should wear underwear unless you want a picture of your coochie to be taken
" Are you wearing clean underwear? What if you are in an accident?" My mamas words of wisdom. Still stands. Don't listen to your stylist. The outfits are getting to haute anyway. Losing the Audrey vibe and getting a dumb, 'anything for fashion'vibe. Hated the outfit, Hated most of the stuff she has worn recently. She is 30. Does she still need to be grabbing attention for the crap she wears (or doesn't wear). She asks about decency. Decent is wearing underwear..
But underwear lines are so hideous and annoying!!
"Sad that we live in a world..." Really I think she knew what she was doing when she chose to dress like that at a premiere for one of the most talked about movies of the holiday season. Her tuna taco got it's 15 minutes, now lets move on.
Leave it to Beaver was a better show in more ways than one
They all look the same – whats the big deal.
You obviously havent seen too many if you think that.
no 20 minute prep?
Give the lady a break.
Did Matt ask why?
she ruins movies
OF SOMEONE WHO RUNS TO THE BATHROOM EVERYTIME I SEE HIM...BAAAAAAAAAAA
I love her short-hair!!
Her short hair has made her an ICON!! She looks like a pixie <3
YOU WILL NEVER BE ANNE HATHAWAY OR ME ...POOR THING.
Before anyone criticizes anyone for comment on Anne's issue read her crticizism from 2007:
We all know it was planned dear....be a good lass and put it away
how long did this one take....pants down again huh hippocrite?
Celeb's will have to step their game up.
Get out of limo....
Entire dress falls off.......
Twirl for the camera.............
Oops did my dress fall completely off?
I didn't realize until 20 minutes later, oh dumb me.
You're speaking of the britney spears, lindsay lohan type of "stars" (they're NOT, not by a long shot). Anne Hathaway IS a star, and a very fine actress.
great job babe...(m)
Good response Anne. Respect to you. Clearly you have self respect and that's what matters.
If the women was so conservative and concerned, why did she go commando? Inquiring minds want to know. :) Most women would wear underwear and also be extremely conscious of the way they exited the vehicle, so that their panties would not show.
There is a really simple solution so this never happens again. You want to go commando, do it at home in private. You leave the house, you wear underwear....voila next story. You refuse to wear underwear and you are wearing a short skirt, you get what you get. End of story.
out the window
all snoring at the boring schtick.
this reminds me, I wanted a roast beef sub tonight
The media and most posters in here need to grow up ! Are you so immature that go have to go these depths to find some reason to get people to buy your trash ? Do you people have to go this far to have something to complain and gossip about ?
hey she's anne she can do what she wants
She can't afford underpants?
Celebs will do anything to be rid of VPL. On the other hand I had no idea that Anne had to wear orthopedic boots so she could walk.
it sad when women with no self esteem try to create a role of womanhood and power through a tool.
this tool which we observed is waste we have the power to find what we want and did.
get out in the world talk to new people see what's going on–don't disconnect yourself from life.
we don't have fear of the tool...the tool means nothing to us.
She's just an ordinary woman who puts her pants on one leg at a time just like the rest of us....
and I guess she forgot to put her second leg in, this time
I think it is sad that these stars go with out underwear and then complain when they get photographed. Cover up and wear something sensible!
My thoughts exactly!
At the same time, so called photographers and reporters wouldn't post this kind of "news" if people weren't interested. Who cares why Hathaway decided to leave her underwear at home? Common decency dictates you shouldn't take pictures and expose someone.
Also, do you shame rape victims as well by saying maybe they wouldn't have been raped if only they were covered head to toe?
anne has huuuuuuge fan base
she's very attractive that's why everyone wants her–i heard chanel wants to meet her
There is nothing attractive about her...I wouldn't look there unless I lost something as large as...maybe a car.
so true jim
so she is too much the fashion–
Anne's dresses have too many superfluous stylistic flourishes, decorative baubles, and adolescent reveals. They distract from her natural flawless beauty rather than enhance it. Miranda is pursing her lips. Taken on a psychological level, her wardrobe suggests personal insecurity and a frantic search for the right style, rather than projecting her true iimage as an alluring, successful, and self assured screen goddess. Her natural appearance with those doe eyes endows her with an open emotional quality, so, a touch of restraint in her mode of dress and facial expression would restore a balance to her outward appearance and suggest that essential aire of feminine mystery.
Actually, a heart attack and death ended her career.
not really..she's alive and getting more awards...great holiday to all–
Matt Lauer is the biggest tool on television. Someone should give him an atomic wedgie and ask him what he thinks about it.
I think he may have a tool inferiority complex, perhaps that's why he acted out. At least he didn't use a phrase involving the word "camel". Although that is actually meant for a slightly more covert form of exposure.
Anne is one of the few bright young beautiful stars around. I am pretty sure she just listened to a wardrobe adviser in not wearing an undie.
We know there are really Paps that hit the ground just to get some lucky Britney shots for some big money. One got lucky and I am pretty sure that if Anne was wearing an underwear that this Pap would still try to make some money out of it.
This is the world we live in. I love you Anne and my wife knows that.
sorry the script came to me so fast–anne was on the way home...
As usual, Anne Hathaway is a class act. Way to go, Anne, make the primadonna, Matt Lauer, look even more like the classless hack reporter he really is, hopefully the big wigs of that station and that show will find a clue.
Wear panties, no issue.
Anne's nose is a little too long and makes up information...she tends too fall into traps..she has to be careful
with that problem.
yours now hocked in...route on....
Yuck, who wants to see that???
J/k. Actually, I do. :P
Good for her. Matt Laurer had to ask the question and it gave her the spring-board for a great response.
Matt Lauer did no have to ask the question. Who cares? It is idiots like Lauer who choose to make an issue out of stuff like this. If you don't know what that part of a woman's body looks like by now you're either blind or in 3rd grade.
entire photo shoot on anna us and global-not approved. thanks
I am glad she put Matt Lauer on his place for making such a cheap pun. Anne proved once more that she is a classy, intelligent and incredibly talent Star. Matt should have never taken that low "reality tv route" and should have acted instead as the professional anchor of what once was a creditable top rated show!
anne looks beautiful she's young she doesn't have to wear underwear if she does not want too its her business.
the "underwear" is in the twighlight zone. Fruit Stand?
At least she shaves and it doesn't look like roast beef.
is the photo still floating on the internet somewhere if so, please do post the link here...
Why are women no longer wearing underwear? Why?!
has the tightest ass i have ever seen on a 50 year old man....whoa
thanks Amen and The Decline-
Say, Anne, it was so enchanting to see you...again...and ...again...and...
that schrub out of the way for bruce.
Enjoy the silver!
i love that gown.
Anne, you go commando, you get what you deserve. Either wear undies or keep your legs together. Soooo gross! They'll have to disinfect the limo seat now.
Geez, hard to believe I have to say this to someone named "bubbles," but lighten up already!
Wearing a skimpy outfit with a high slit and now undies – now malfunction here. That is an intentional publicity stunt if I ever saw one.
The same thing happened to Carmen Miranda. Cesar Romera was lifting her up in the air in a photo shoot. A series of photos were taken and one got lucky and ended up being a crotch shot (no undies). It ruined her career. Pretty sad.
She needs to get over herself. If you go out to a public event with hundreds of cameras trained on you and you wear a dress sliced up to your waist and no underwear .... well, no f'n s*** you're going to get you landing strip posted all over the internet.
Is she really that dumb? She could have just put a thong on before she left.
you idiots – I WANT to see her snapper
I guess at her age, celebrating her sensuality is high on the list. Many women at her age are enjoying/celebrating their sensuality. This is how families get started, yah know?
Let her enjoy this time in her life and stop being such prudes.
and cameraman, delete the photo and stop being such a schmuck
lol – most of you f-ers out there who are complaining could only hope to see that little patch down there.
I know that I would!
I think her response was spot on! I do not believe she intentionally flashed her nether region for all to see, and people telling her to just wear undies would still probably crucify her for flashing the camera a shot of her knickers! If we lived in a world where no one cared about this, it wouldn't make money and paps would not go out of there way to get those "money" shots! I am not saying that the photographer in question did it deliberately, however, I do have to question why this individual was down at waist level to take these pictures. If not Anne, it could have been any other actress who suffered a similar mishap. Quit bedeviling her, she addressed it and is not going to let it affect her life!
She would garner more sympathy if she hadn't slammed Lohan and Spears for sending the wrong message to young girls, years ago, for the same mishap.
Who, in the name of God, goes out in public bare-tailed? Are you KIDDING ME? Who raises daughters like this?
Oh, my, the jealousy and shaming. If not for a split-second chance, none of us would've known but her. You all speak as if she's the only celeb this year who went out without underpants on. She's just one of the few we know about because a pap decided his wallet was more important than respecting her. Get over yourselves and learn to live and let live.
I supposed if I was a wash-up wanna be I would show off my beaver too. She has nothing else going for her.
can't really agree with you Joe that she is washed up. She's been in the lastest Batman movie that was in the hundreds of millions in sales as well as viewers. She's about to be seen by many thousands of others this Christmas season in one of the most beloved and watched plays of all time. I think, wheather you like her or not, that she is riding pretty high.
You are so dumb you don't deserve a reply. But I'll go ahead and inform you for all of us just you'll have been told at least once what a mindless idiot you obviously are.
The image of her wearing a couture dress without underwear and the image of poor Fantine are just jarring. Her performance would forever be unbelievable to me.
She calls the paps lack of civility selling the photo, how was she civil when she risked flashing her underthere? Hypocrite. My eyeballs need be compensated for the ugly sight.
She knew cameras would be everywhere, she knew she didn't have any underwear on. She knew what she was doing. If she didn't want anything to be seen, she would have worn underwear or kept her legs together and she didn't.
Don't you wish your mamma had taught you to dress completely?
Too bad she doesn't show it in her movies. Then men might have a reason to watch most of them.
It's nothing Jake Gyllenhaal hasn't seen a million times.
why would this hobag care? she's already been naked in movies.
It's not like she had it gaped open for easy access or anything.
I really believe she did it on purpose. She had her dress hiked up sideways so everyone could see. Now she is acting offended. I'm disappointed in her.
If you don't want to wear underwear, don't but don't be "saddened" if people call you out on it. And you know what, put on some underwear.
I agree 10000 percent
Or at least carry a big enough purse to block the view.
hahahah, nice one!
She looks fantastic. What a beautiful woman. It can be fun to go commando, or to make your date go commando. What's the harm in it, people? In her case, I am sure it was more about looking her best (without lines) than going for a cheap thrill. Either way, I have become a fan....
Or wear overalls and a flannel over shirt like me. Way comfy and keeps you warm while collecting garbage. Already finished up my route and about to head to the dump. It was a good day.
you guys are sad. If she doesn't want to wear underwear, it's up to her. Haven't any of you ever gone commando? It's much more comfortable. And what she said was right...the photographer that got the pic could have done the decent thing and deleted it, instead of selling it. That being said, if you DO go commando...be a little more careful.
undies or not..who cares
wow nice dress
Wait, whose fault is this? She didn't wear underwear. Papps were taking photos of her exiting the car. Which happened to catch the fact she chose not to wear underwear. From the way she portrays it we'd have to believe the papps got word from her stylist or driver she wasn't wearing undies and so the photogs lay in wait knowing that's the photo they'd grab. Absurd.
Yes, but must said Papps Smear her privates all over the net?
Haven't these people ever heard of underwear? I'm sure they could afford the best. Then they are always so surprised when something happens! Also, if they would not wear their evening gowns so tight, they would not rip! No class.
i agree also
love the lipstick
Well, Santa is just in shock (although, he looked at the picture more than once!). He said that she will be getting a month's supply of panties this year for Christmas, and I also had to add her to the naughty list.
the only hair i have is on my head-ha
Well, That put her in the Limelight. Good timing for a publicity stunt. You poor wittle victim.
wear spanx to work like i do....keeps everything tight and smooth for another time.
Merry Christmas Everyone
no panties no panty lines = embarrassment ask Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan.
Ya! see one Ya seen them all, they all look the same, some hairier then others, she knew what she was advertizing
After that incident with Christina Agulara, (spray tan my foot) you would think that any young Hollywood actress would know not to go out without their nickers on.
do you not want me to take off my panties this evening...i won't there. done deal...
its only blogging you take it way to serious
I reall don't understand,you are a Star out in public and decide not to wear Panties?? really? not buying it seems like a complete lack of sense (all types)
she has been nude in many of her movies, what's the big deal? slow day at the office? lol
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