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Anne Hathaway Recalls Creepy Question Reporter Asked Her When She Was Just 16

The Oscar winner, who was participating in a Q&A after the premiere of her film 'Eileen' at Sundance, said her 16-year-old self 'wanted to respond with this film.'

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It's not unheard of for celebrities to get some strange questions by reporters. But sometimes those questions can be inappropriate especially when posed to minors.

Anne Hathaway recently came out about a creepy question she got from a reporter when she was only 16-years-old.

Hathaway talked about the uncomfortable situation at a Q&A session following the premiere of her new movie, Eileen.

“I just remembered one of the very first questions I ever got asked when I started acting and had to do press was: Are you a good girl or a bad girl? I was 16. And my 16-year-old self wanted to respond with this film.”

Interestingly—yet not exactly unexpectedly—the internet was torn.

Many people saw the comment just as creepy as Hathaway did.


Others didn't think there was anything wrong with the question.



One commenter pointed out a very interesting point.

Eileen is based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Otessa Moshfegh.

It is set in Boston, Massachusetts in the 1960s and follows a woman who is working at a prison. A woman named Rebecca, played by Hathaway, joins the staff and changes Eileen's life.

Hathaway talked about her excitement about working with director William Oldroyd.

“I saw a study of female complication that hit me really, really deep, and I felt like Will was a filmmaker that could be trusted to tell complicated stories, especially about females.”

At the end of the day, Hathaway is the only person who can decide if something creeped her out or not.

If she—16-years-old at thd time—was made uncomfortable by the question then that is all that needs to be considered.