(NEW YORK) — In the wake of Anne Hathaway’s wardrobe malfunction at the New York premiere of Les Misérables on Monday, NBC’s Matt Lauer chose not to spare her embarrassment when she appeared on the Today show Wednesday. He opened the interview by telling Hathaway, “Good to see you, seen a lot of you lately.”
Hathaway, who plays Fantine in the movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, showed up at the premiere wearing a black dress, but no underwear according to photographers who snapped away as the star attempted to exit the backseat of a car in a dignified manner.
The actress reluctantly discussed the incident with Lauer — finally saying, “Well, it was obviously an unfortunate incident. 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.”
The 30-year-old added, “And I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which takes us back to Les Mis, because that’s what my character is.”
Les Misérables opens nationwide on Christmas Day.
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Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications