There are three things Anne Hathaway is known for: 1) taking her clothes off, 2) watching her ex-boyfriend, Raffaello Follieri, go to jail after he was found guilty of fraud, and 3) for not really doing so well with accents in movies. Earlier this month, Hathaway told numerous media outlets that before she signed on to play Emma in her upcoming movie, One Day, her biggest worry was she wouldn't be able to do the Yorkshire accent well (because she's American, British accents are hard, voice coaches are so picky, etc etc). She told the British edition of Marie Claire, "There were many reasons to say no to this part. One, because I didn't think I could pull it off. Two, I was very nervous about the Yorkshire accent." And once the movie's trailer hit the internet, her fears were validated when the masses came down on her regarding the accent's lack of authenticity.
But since then, Hathaway decided to ignore the criticisms of her performance. And just this week she told The New York Daily News, "I used to think that I was the bee's knees when it came to a British accent, but now I know better. Who cares what people say? It's still not really in my repertoire. I'm much better at a New York accent." She continued: "I used to think I had an awesome British accent, and then I did Becoming Jane and had a real dialect coach and realized how far off I was. You have to consider all sorts of factors when creating a regional dialect, like where she went to school and where she lived after school. It's not like there is a standard British accent you can just use." Yeah, all that seems true and fair! Accents are probably really complex! Does this mean if we have an issue with the Catwoman suit, we can blame it for going to the wrong school and hanging out with the wrong people on the wrong street corners? If not, please advise.