Anne Hathaway Leaves During Vanity Fair Photo Shoot

By Britta DeVore | Published

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You can’t pull a fast one over on Anne Hathaway. Whether they meant to or not, media mogul Condé Nast didn’t inform The Devil Wears Prada actress that their workers were going on strike when she came in for a Vanity Fair photo shoot on Tuesday morning. After sitting in the chair for hair and makeup, Hathaway was informed about the movement by her team who was contacted by a SAG-AFTRA staffer, prompting her to get out of the chair – makeup and all – and leave the building.

Hathaway And The Strike

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Anne Hathaway found herself as an accidental union buster through no fault of her own as no one had given her team the heads up that 400 union members of Condé Nast were striking for 24 hours to stand against the company. The workers are raising their voices and halting their work to bring attention to negotiation practices that the corporation uses that they say are unlawful. Sticking with a firm “power to the people” stance, Anne Hathaway, who not so long ago herself was on strike alongside the rest of SAG-AFTRA, didn’t hesitate in dipping out on the photo shoot before it even began. 

A Far-Reaching Strike

It was a big start to the day that quickly slowed down for Anne Hathaway as the workers’ halt happened at the time the 2024 Oscar nominations were read – around 8:30 a.m. E.T. on Tuesday. One of the biggest umbrellas for published content, Condé Nast encompasses well-known publications including Vanity Fair, GQ, Allure, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Self, Glamour, Teen Vogue, Condé Nast Entertainment, and more. In a massive move between each of these outlets, every branch had union members put down their tools and march in front of the company’s offices in New York. 

The Future Of Media

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As more media moves toward an online focus, the need for printed material has slowed down by leaps and bounds over the last several years. One of the biggest companies in the biz, when it was announced by Condé Nast CEO Roger Lynch in November 2023 that the corporation was preparing to lay off a whopping 300 employees, it obviously came as a gut punching blow to those who have relied on those jobs for so long. Now, with solidarity from celebs like Anne Hathaway, the workers are trying to hold onto their rights for as long as possible, even if they lose their positions in the long run.

Hathaway’s Been Busy

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The event surrounding Anne Hathaway’s photo shoot with Vanity Fair is up in the air, but as one of the busiest actresses in Hollywood, there’s never really a bad time for Hathaway to land herself a cover spread. Last year, she appeared opposite Peter Dinklage and Marisa Tomei in the romantic drama, She Came to Me, as well as in Ottessa Moshfegh’s psychological thriller, Eileen.

Hathaway’s Upcoming Work

This year, she’ll appear in a piece of fanfic-turned-novel-turned-movie, Michael Showalter’s The Idea of You. Beyond that, Anne Hathaway is set to star opposite Jessica Chastain in the psychological thriller, Mothers’ Instinct and in David Lowery’s drama, Mother Mary. Still, no matter how far she’s come – Academy Award win and all – Hathaway refuses to sit idly by while workers are fighting for their fair rights.

Source: Variety