After she was exposed without wearing underwear, she gave us a lesson on how to answer difficult questions
Anne Hathaway's response to the incident:
“It was obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and, rather than delete it, sells it. I’m sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality upon unwilling participants. Which brings us back to Les Mis because that’s who my character is. She is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing. So let’s get back to Les Mis.”
What happened is instructive. Hathaway gave the perfect response. She acknowledged the incident (saying “no comment” is simply the worst way to answer a tough question), offered a short observation about it, and used the question to segue to the topic she came to discuss—her movie.