Mindy Kaling spoke Monday a couple of second of resilience that cemented her love for fellow actor Anne Hathaway.
“From the age of 18 years old [Hathaway] has been objectified regularly, and despite loving her as a performer I’ll tell you when I fell in love with her,” Kaling mentioned at Elle’s annual Women in Hollywood Celebration in Los Angeles, according to People magazine.
The “Mindy Project” actor acknowledged that the defining interplay occurred practically 10 years in the past, when now-disgraced TV character Matt Lauer made some uncomfortable feedback about Hathaway.
Ahead of an interview on NBC’s “Today” present, a paparazzo had snapped an up-skirt photograph of Hathaway on the premiere of the 2012 movie “Les Misérables.”
“On the Today show the next morning, Matt Lauer said to her in this chastising, someone-has-been-naughty way, ‘Anne Hathaway I’ve seen a lot of you lately,’” Kaling recalled throughout this week’s occasion.
“First of all, gross. Are you like a lame uncle at Thanksgiving?” she continued.
“And then he asked her what’s the lesson learned from something like that, referring to paparazzi ambushing her,” Kaling added, remarking that Lauer implied Hathaway was one way or the other at fault for the inappropriate photograph.
“Annie simply responded, ‘It kind of made me sad on two accounts,’” Kaling mentioned. ”‘One that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of someone in a vulnerable moment and rather than delete it and do the decent thing, sells it. And I’m sorry that we reside in a tradition that commodifies sexuality of unwilling contributors.’”
Lauer would later be fired from his community in 2017 after he was accused of raping an NBC News worker in 2014.
Hathaway and Kaling have labored collectively twice earlier than — on 2018′s “Ocean’s 8” film and the 2021 movie “Locked Down.”