It’s times like these that I remember why I am actually not that jealous of celebrities. Sure, they get to meet all the people they have ever wanted to be introduced to and, sure, they get amazing free stuff from designers that they can afford anyway, but two words really make it easy to be happy about my relative normalcy: wardrobe malfunction. And the fact that people will pay thousands of dollars for photos of your clothes getting fucked up once in a while.
Remember how Anne Hathaway showed up to the New York City premiere of Les Miserables wearing a bondage-inspired dress? Well, apparently on her way out of an SUV prior to walking the red carpet, photographers caught a more intense glimpse of her than they had planned — although I assume paparazzi all but live for these moments. The photo makes it clear she was, unfortunately, going commando.
According to the New York Daily News, she was overheard saying:
“I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn’t realize it until I saw all the photographers’ flashes,” she told Vanity Fair writer Ingrid Sischy. “It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them.”
She also told Matt Lauer on Today:
“It was obviously an unfortunate accident [and] it kind of made me sad that we live in an age when somebody takes a pic of you in a vulnerable moment and sells it rather than deletes it.”
While I think a wardrobe malfunction is one of the necessary steps to being a “real celebrity,” I also think that getting out of a giant SUV in any dress — including long ones, which I would undoubtedly rip — would be extremely difficult. Trying to avoid ripping a tight designer gown (which would be a malfunction on its own) combined with the inconceivable stress of knowing that hundreds of people are trying to take your photo and secretly hoping you fuck up sounds… terrible. Really, really terrible, so I can imagine if I were Hathaway, I would probably forget to avoid getting out the most convenient way possible.
That said, it is probably for the best to always wear underwear as a celebrity. Even as a non-celebrity, I rarely go commando. Regardless of paparazzi, you will likely forget that you’re not wearing underwear — though it does make life extremely comfortable sometimes — and you may accidentally flash somebody. Such is life. We do, indeed, live in a world in which underwearless people, especially celebrities, tend to make the news. I am sad that she feels so upset about the incident (I likely would be, too), but if there’s anything else she should already know about Hollywood, it’s that somebody else will have a wardrobe malfunction in two days and hers will be forgotten by all except Google.
Photo: Andres Otero/WENN.com & MissMalini