Anne Hathaway Causes Concern After Leaving An Interview With No Warning Amid Emergency
The actress was reportedly advised by her team to cut the interview short, causing momentary confusion over what was going on.
Anne Hathaway created confusion and raised concerns as she reportedly abruptly left an interview without offering a clear explanation. Reports suggest that during a Vanity Fair cover shoot in New York, Hathaway arrived, but the photo session couldn’t commence as she received an enigmatic call, prompting her sudden departure from the set.
Hathaway Was Reportedly Supporting The Conde Nast Union Walkout
Anne Hathaway has not confirmed the reason for her abrupt departure from the interview, but according to Variety, it was in solidarity with the Conde Nast Union walkout. On that day, approximately 400 union members employed by Condé Nast staged a 24-hour work stoppage, alleging unlawful negotiation practices as the basis for their protest.
The work stoppage coincided with the announcement of the 2024 Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. Employees from various Condé Nast publications, including Vanity Fair, Vogue, GQ, Allure, Condé Nast Entertainment, Architectural Digest, Glamour, Self, Teen Vogue, participated in a rally outside the company’s New York offices.
Videos circulating online depict protesters holding signs with messages such as “Layoffs are out of fashion.” Notably, demonstrators chanted phrases like “Say it loud, say it clear, winter’s extra cold this year,” incorporating a creative play on Anna Wintour’s name.
Reportedly, Hathaway was unaware of the work stoppage when she arrived at the photoshoot. During the hair and makeup process, her team was informed by a SAG-AFTRA representative about the ongoing protest, seemingly advising her to align with the workers’ cause. An insider revealed that the actress left before the photo session even started upon learning about the situation.
Hathaway Has Been Criticized For Not Supporting A Walk-Out Before
Although Anne Hathaway has not officially addressed the matter, her abrupt exit from the interview appears to be a bold move, possibly stemming from criticism she faced for not visibly supporting the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike last year. Hathaway, like many other celebrities, continued projects during the strike, such as filming “Mother Mary” with Michaela Coel.
The actors’ union staged a strike against studios and streaming services associated with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which includes major film studios like Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros., as well as TV networks such as ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, and streaming platforms like Netflix, Apple TV+, and Amazon.
During the strike, independent production companies not affiliated with the AMPTP were allowed to continue filming with SAG-AFTRA actors, provided they accepted the terms proposed by the union during negotiations. These terms included a new minimum wage rate, increased by 11% from the previous rate, and assurances regarding revenue sharing and protections related to artificial intelligence (AI).
While the proposed terms were rejected by major studios and streaming services, SAG-AFTRA noted that some independent producers and smaller film studios, like Neon and A24, were willing to agree to the terms to resume filming. This situation allowed certain films, including Hathaway’s project, to continue production during the strike, indicating that her return to the set did not imply a lack of support for fellow actors.