Anne Hathaway Reveals Why She Had to Change Outfits Before 'Late Show' Appearance
The actress also explained during the late-night interview on Tuesday how her 'The Hustle' co-star and producer Rebel Wilson persuaded the ratings board to give the raunchy comedy a PG-13 instead of an R.
Anne Hathaway had a wardrobe malfunction just minutes before her appearance on CBS' The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday.
The actress encouraged the audience to Google a photo of her arriving at the studio. "I'm wearing an outfit. Now you might notice I'm standing like this," she said as she reenacted her pose, which was her standing with one leg crossed in front of the other and with her hand on her hip. "The reason I'm standing like that is because I looked down in the car and my pants had split."
Host Stephen Colbert noted that the suit Hathaway ended up wearing on the show was the same outfit she wore on the May cover of Shape magazine. "Well, I really liked it and I added a shirt," she said of the suit, which she wore topless on the cover of the magazine.
"I had this in my closet and I called my assistant like, 'Can you get to the Stephen Colbert show in about 10 minutes with that suit?' And she ran it down and didn't look too far and your amazing team steamed it out for me and thankfully the accessories worked," Hathaway explained.
The actress once again stood up from her chair to reenact her walking from the car into the studio as photographers took her picture in the ripped pants. She shimmied and struck poses as she made her way across the stage. "The thing is there's all these fans outside and they're like, 'Anne, sign a picture.' I'm like, 'Baby, I will get you later,'" she said.
Hathaway also shared how her The Hustle co-star and producer Rebel Wilson ensured that the raunchy comedy had a PG-13 rating instead of R.
"When we first screened it for the ratings board, we did have an R and we felt like it was unfair because we really calibrated the jokes when we were working on it to make sure it felt PG-13," she explained.
She explained that Wilson, who previously worked as a lawyer, "successfully argued our rating down from an R to a PG-13." Hathaway continued, "She cited all of these comedies that were PG-13 that starred men and she said, 'Our jokes are no more raunchy or no more numerous than any of theirs. You're treating us with double standards because we're women and we can be just as raunchy as men and it's not fair to have double standards.'"
Hathaway also shared her favorite improvised line in the film. She explained that in one scene, she and Wilson pretend to be princesses during a con. Wilson's character ultimately shoots a butler and he dies. "I have this kind of sociopathic laugh and I go, 'Well, that was unexpected,'" she said.
"I got that joke because of the time my mom accidentally drugged my dad before sending him off — we used to live in New Jersey — on the New Jersey Transit Midtown direct into Penn Station," Hathaway said. The actress then clarified that her mother drugged him with Ambien. "In her defense, she thought it was Lipitor."
While Lipitor treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels, Ambien is used to treat insomnia.
"My poor dad realized it when he arrived. He fell asleep on the woman next to him, woke up, stood up and said, 'Something's not right,'" Hathaway related. "He called my mom and she, of course, denied it. And he's trying to convince her. He's like, 'Katie, something's wrong.' And she noticed it. She's like, 'Oh, my God, I did it.'
"He sees a friend who helps him to a cab. My mom calls me and is like, 'Your father — I drugged your dad. He's got to come and sleep it off in your apartment,'" Hathaway continued. "So I'm running around my apartment. I want to change the sheets so my dad has fresh sheets to sleep on and I'm like, 'Gosh, he really should be here by now.'"
Hathaway put the laundry aside and went downstairs to see if he was close to arriving at her apartment, though she found him "hanging off the reception desk" and talking to her doorman. "He's like, 'No, really, she's my daughter,'" she said as she slurred her words. '"Let me up. I know her really well.' And my doorman is like, 'You wino. You are not getting to see Anne Hathaway.'"
Before her father went to bed, Hathaway asked if he needed to use the bathroom. When he got into the bathroom, he tried to move the laundry basket on the ground. "He leans down to pick up the laundry basket, falls forward, smacks his face into the mirror. I'm like, 'Oh, my God, Dad!'" she said. "He turns around and he goes, 'Well, that was unexpected.'"
Watch the full interview below.