Actress Anne Hathaway is a woman of many talents and surprises. Last night on the Conan O’Brien show she displayed one of her unexpected talents to eager viewers. The 28-year-old actress “threw down” a hoarse rap for the talk show host that she wrote herself and described as in the style of “Lil Wayne.”
The actress will be staring as Catwoman in the upcoming Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, and she told O’Brien that with all the paparazzi attention she has been getting playing the infamous role that she wrote a rap song to deal with the frustration.
She said that she was inspired by a recent love song that Lil Wayne wrote and said, “If he can play with expectations, maybe I can too.”
The song is about paparazzi and it began with the line, “Yo I’m a paparazzi, I don’t play no yahtzee, I go pop pop pop pop pop.”
It continued with, “Don’t call me scuzzy, making money, that’s my job.”
Anne has also been making headlines this week over criticism for her upcoming movie, One Day, which opens across theaters in the U.S. on August 19th.
The movie, based upon the bestselling novel by David Nicholls, follows the story of a young woman, Emma, portrayed by Hathaway, and her 20-year relationship with her friend Dexter. It charts the ups and downs of their lives throughout their decades long relationship.
The film has received lukewarm reviews although it has been called an “effective love story.”
However, critics are not giving Hathaway the same credit, arguing that the actress’s northern English accent did not fit the bill.
Time Out said, “Troublingly, Hathaway’s accent is too wayward to convince.”
Being that Hathaway finds relief in writing rap songs, perhaps we should expect another song on this issue to surface soon.