The Girl Next Door
Anne Hathaway Defends 'SNL' Katie Holmes Mocking
She tells THR her spacey impersonation was based "more [on] Joey Potter."
by Lauren Schutte
Despite successfully hosting "Saturday Night Live" in 2008, Anne Hathaway says she felt scared before her second go-round Nov. 20.
The first time, Id never done anything like that, and so there wasnt the pressure of expectation, Hathaway told THR. So, I was a little more nervous going into it, with would they like it or wouldnt they? But people seem really happy with the results. So Im thrilled.
As for her spacey impersonation of Katie Holmes? Hathaway says she wasnt actually mimicking the actress.
I was a teenager when "Dawsons Creek" was airing, and I was a pretty avid fan, so it just sort of came from that, she says, adding, It wasnt really Katie Holmes; it was more [her "Creek" character] Joey Potter.
Hathaways hosting gig came four days before her new film, "Love and Other Drugs," hits theaters Nov. 24. She says the movie, which co-stars her "Brokeback Mountain" love interest, Jake Gyllenhaal, is not a romantic comedy, its a funny love story. But, it is the films multiple nude scenes -- many of which the actress appears in topless -- that have been making waves.
I think the medias completely blown it out of proportion, says the 28-year-old actress. I never had any hesitation about doing it because it made sense to me that these two people would behave like that. These are two people who are incredibly attracted to each other, who have a sexual relationship, and we explored the reality of that.