This one-on-one interview with Anne Hathaway for the Philippine Star Entertainment Section with Editor Ricky Lo is creating a buzz now in the online world.
Some say they cringed at the awkwardness and the seemingly underprepared Ricky Lo while also calling out lowly local showbiz interview norms.
On the other hand, some say that it was Les Miserables star Anne Hathaway who was not very giving with her responses.
What’s your take on the issue?
Here’s the full video:
philstar.com video: Ricky Lo’s inteview with Anne Hathaway of Les Miserables
Ricky Lo interviews Anne Hathaway of the highly-anticipated movie, Les Miserables.
Hathaway plays the role of Fantine, the mother of Cosette played by Amanda Seyfried.
Also in the movie, directed by Tom Hooper, are Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman.
“A bad interview.”
“She was rude.”
“When class meets startalk chikka minute!”
“I couldn’t finish watching this.”
“I screamed a scream…”
What’s your take on this video? Is it a cultural thing? Was something lost in translation? Is anyone to blame? Who and why?
UPDATE: apparently the original video was taken down. So in an effort to give our readers the best stories and journalistic insights (sarcasm) we decided to re-create the video based on memory… I swear this is how we remembered it…
Anne Hathaway Ricky Lo Interview Parody
Also, we found another YouTube user who seems to have been able to save the original video and re-upload it. Here it is :
OMG! Ricky Lo, I think you need to watch more of Hollywood interviews than just bumping yourself in the scenario wherein you can put all Filipinos in shame. You looked so stupid & really awkward.
@deejay vince: I loved the video parody of Lo’s interview. Hilarious! haha! I super miss you in that morning show. I wish I could hear you often again.
asking those kind of questions are “Too Filipino” that doesn’t work in Hollywood. Asking if they have experience to be poor, it is a sensitive and personal question. Unlike in the Philippines, they don’t care about this questions, whereas most of the celebrity was poor before they became a star, and people adore these celebrities. If im not mistaken, they even have shows about a certain celebrity based on their life on how they were before a star. Unfortunately, this just doesn’t work in Hollywood. Basically, watching the interview was so wrong. It should be about Anne, and promoting the movie. He keeps mixing up Lea, that has nothing to do with the movie. Obviously, Anne adores Lea, but enough with that, and pretty much Ricky keeps repeating his questions. You could see Anne thinking “have you listening to what I just said earlier?”
To give Ricky Lo some slack, being an interviewer from the Philippines, of course, he’s going to mention Lea and make the interview more relevant to how the Philippines/Filipinos know of Les Miserables. “Why don’t you invite them?” – this is just arrogant and rude; I had to play it again to make sure that was her response to Ricky Lo asking her to invite Filipinos to watch her film. That didn’t sound like Anne Hathaway is battling a lot of self-doubt; or maybe she truly is, and arrogance is her way of dealing with it.
Filipinos should stop being toooo quick in criticizing fellow Filipinos.
I think it boils down to Cultural Differences. Ricky Lo asked questions which are perceived offensive/rude for other countries. He was struggling, and wanted to build a connection with Anne. Lesson is to do read and research more before asking questions.