Actress Anne Hathaway attends the Museum Of Moving Images Salute To Hugh Jackman at Cipriani Wall Street on December 11, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
The photo went viral. Fast.
Anne Hathaway, who earned a Screen Actors Guild nomination this morning, exited her limo Monday night for the New York premiere of Les Misérables and, because she wasn't wearing undies, flashed her naughty bits to awaiting photographers.
Now she is expressing her dismay over the incident.
"I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn't realize it until I saw all the photographers' flashes," she told Vanity Fair writer Ingrid Sischy, reports the Daily News. "It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them."
And she told Matt Lauer on Today, "It was obviously an unfortunate incident [and] it kind of made me sad that we live in an age when someone takes a pic of you in a vulnerable moment and sells it rather than deletes it.
"I'm sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies unwilling participants," she added before steering the chat back to film promotion.
"It makes me think about the character I play in Les Mis, actually," she said. "She is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child, so let's get back to Les Mis."