Near the end of the movie, The Intern, Anne Hathaway’s character gets home from work and asks for a strong drink. In her new movie, Colossal, her character takes on even more serious drinking – as well as a monster.
After seeing the trailer of Colossal, some viewers might expect it to be a truly fun movie. The premise of the film may be gleaned from the trailer itself: Hathaway’s character is an alcoholic who experiences blackouts.
In one instance, she learns of a monster ravaging Seoul, Korea – a day after pretty much everyone else knew about it. She then learns that her actions are mirrored by the monster – even if it is on the other side of the world.
Fans of the Les Miserables actress will surely enjoy her drunken antics in Colossal. As for viewers who cannot care less or are even somehow incensed by her, some gratification may be had in seeing her beautiful face turn into a drunken, wasted mess.
Directed by Nacho Vigalondo (Open Windows) and also starring Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson, Colossal hits theaters on April 7.
Anne Hathaway on More Serious Matters
It is not just in reel life that Anne is taking on something of massive proportion. Hathaway was recently appointed by the United Nations as a global goodwill ambassador who will disseminate information on gender equality and women empowerment.
The Oscar-winning actress is no stranger to espousing women’s rights. In 2011, she visited Kenya as an advocate of the Nike Foundation to promote sexual violence awareness among adolescent women in the country.
The award-winning actress also contributed to the 2013 CNN documentary, Girl Rising, which focused on the power of female education. Other global goodwill ambassadors include Emma Watson, Nicole Kidman, and Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand.
UN women’s executive director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka described Anne’s appointment as timely, noting that there is a need for UN women to address gender inequality in the workplace, or what is referred to as “the motherhood penalty.” While significant progress has been made, a collective, intensified effort must be maintained for gender equality to be attained.
The actress stated that it was an honor for her to be appointed as UN ambassador. She could not contain her excitement when she wrote on her Instagram account a few months ago, “Honored to work with @UNWomen to ensure that all genders are able to fully and equally participate in the world economy. I think we can all agree it’s long past the time for action.”