The reasons to love Anne Hathaway are multifold. That miky, milky skin. Those enormous, enormous eyes. The fact that she built her career around not flashing her lady business or crashing her cars or trashing her former friends. Oh, and she can act to boot.
But now, one of the best reasons to love Anne is that she loves us. In fact, Anne totally has our back. Last week, when asked by E! Online on the red carpet of the Palm Springs Film Festival what she expected from President-elect Barack Obama, her answer was pointed:
I expect him to explain that choice of Rick Warren. I don’t get it. All my friends and I were trying to figure it out, but we just can’t. So I’d love that. Other than that, I expect nothing but the best.
Anne, of course, was referring to Obama’s controversial pick of Pastor Warren — a man who believes that pedophilia, incest and polygamy are the equivalent to gay marriage — to give the invocation at his inauguration Jan. 20. See (and share) her incredulity at the choice in her red-carpet clip:
Her comments came before Obama’s last-minute (cough, too little, too late, cough) announcement yesterday that a gay Episcopalian bishop, V. Gene Robinson, would give an earlier invocation at Sunday’s kickoff inaugural event. It’s nice to see straight allies get equally incensed by the pick of someone who is seen by many as anti-gay, anti-choice and anti-science.
Further vaulting Anne into the upper echelon of the Friends of The Gays Society were some of her other recent public appearances. Last month, Anne auctioned herself off at a benefit for the Trevor Project, a crisis hotline for LGBT youth. The winning bidder paid $12,000 for drinks with the actress. At the same event, Anne apparently told the night’s honoree Sigourney Weaver, “God you’re sexy!” after seeing a broadcast clip reel of her work.
Ladies, commence Ripley/Princess Mia femflash now.
Last week, Anne also stopped by to visit America’s favorite lesbian, Ellen DeGeneres. Anne even showed off her on-screen dance moves from Bride Wars. (P.S. I am totally pretending this movie is a same-sex love story instead of an insidious bridezilla-stereotype-perpetuating bit of schlock.)
Still, watching Anne Hathaway drop it like it’s hot? Whoa. See, I told you the reasons to love her were multifold.