"The fact is Hathaway just isn't a natural rebel, and no amount of styling will alter that".
According to an interview in Harper's Bazaar, Anne Hathaway thinks she's too vanilla. Cue slightly bondage-y picture of our Genovian princess in a corset. She frets she's too nice. Cue picture of Miranda Priestly's long-suffering PA with a machete - actually I made that up, but she does look haughty on the cover. She's really anxious about her lack of grit, too .
Never mind the mockery, she may have a point. In a list of value-for-money actresses by Forbes, Hathaway comes in at number two, just behind Kristen Stewart (not smiley, not vanilla). On average, Hathaway's films earn $45,67 million for every dollar she's paid. Compare that with, say, Nicole Kidman, who at the peak of her career, brought in just over $1 for every dollar she was paid.
The Oscar nomination Hathaway can expect to receive for Les Mis may help make up the grit shortfall - or, at least, the performance she gives as Fantine might. The fact is Hathaway just isn't a natural rebel, and no amount of styling will alter that, just as a heap of "directional" catwalk outfits hasn't yet convinced anyone that Emma Watson is anything other than a nicely brought-up girl from the home counties.