Hathaway looked poised and in good spirits as she happily chatted with Fallon on Tuesday night – reminiscing about the last time she’d seen the comedian and remembering the “six –pack of Gatorade” he’d sent her back stage at the 2011 Oscars – but according to reports, the “Les Miserables” star is “devastated” over embarrassing photographs of her nether regions that were published earlier this week.
According to the NY Daily News, Hathaway, 30, was overheard talking about the fashion blunder at a luncheon on Tuesday, just a day after paparazzi caught the actress exposing a lot more flesh than she’d intended, as she tried to gracefully climb out of her limo and make her way onto the red carpet for the NYC premiere of her new film “Les Miserables.” Unfortunately for Hathaway, she opted to go commando that night, apparently not expecting that her nether regions would make it onto the front page of the tabloids.
“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,” Hathaway was overheard telling Vanity Fair writer Ingrid Sischy on Tuesday morning, according to the New York Daily News.
“It was devastating,” said the typically reserved actress. “They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them.”
While Hathaway is hardly the first female celebrity to be caught sans underwear as she stepped out of a car, the move is typically reserved for stars with far less fashion clout, like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. Alexis Bryan Morgan, executive fashion director at Lucky magazine, weighed in on the incident, calling it especially “shocking and unfortunate” for Hathaway because she has a reputation as being “very pulled together.”
“It’s so much better to be caught in Spanx,” said Morgan. “If you’re not looking for shaping I recommend the Commando brand. It’s hands down the best. It’s seamless and raw cut.”
“The fabric is slinky and seamless, and if your dress flies up you’re not naked,” she added, admitting that she was confused by why Hathaway had chosen not wear underwear the night. “Her dress had ruching, I don’t know why she felt she needed to go commando.”
But Hathaway didn't take the insinuations that she was to blame for the photographs lying down. Wednesday morning on the "Today" show, she adressed the now infamous pictures head-on, telling Matt Lauer that she found their publication "sad."
Hathaway was indirectly asked about the incident by Lauer, who began by saying, "Seen a lot of you lately."
"It was obviously an unfortunate incident," responded Hathaway. "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. And I'm sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies the sexuality of unwilling participants. Which brings us back to Les Mis[...] So lets get back to Les Mis."