- Last Updated: 3:25 PM, December 12, 2012
- Posted: 3:24 PM, December 12, 2012
“Matt Lauer jumped at the opportunity to ask Anne Hathaway about her recent wardrobe malfunction during her appearance on “Today” this morning.
“Seen a lot of you lately,” he said after welcoming the actress to the show.
After the tasteless quip, he continued: “Let’s just get it out of the way, you had a little wardrobe malfunction the other night. What’s the lesson learned, other than keep smiling, which you always do.”
Although she was put on the spot, Hathaway handled the question gracefully and was able to smoothly navigate the topic to her new movie “Les Misérables.”
“It was obviously an unfortunate incident,” she replied. “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.”
She continued: “And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to ‘Les Mis,’ that’s what my character is, she is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing and there’s no social safety net.”
Page Six overheard the sassy star dealing with the unintentional flash with aplomb.
“I found out [about the pictures] just as I came in,” she was overheard saying to sympathetic guests at a Four Seasons restaurant luncheon for the film yesterday. “And I just thought, ‘OK, where’s the comedy?’ ”
She added, “It has hit. It has landed. A bomb has gone off. I think what I am going to do is whatever my next appearance is . . . I’m going to step out of the car in a blanket. You’ve got to laugh at it.””