Through hate, Anne Hathaway learned to love.
The actress, 31, appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday, where she opened up about the backlash she suffered after winning Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in Les Misérables.
"For whatever reason—and it's a small group, trust me—[cyber bullies are] loud because I went through this," host Ellen DeGeneres told her guest sympathetically. "And voices that don't like you and say mean things really stick with you for some reason, more than voices that say, 'You're great!' So, when that was going on after the Oscars, which you should have been celebrating—you won an Oscar!—and then all the sudden...Explain how you accidentally Googled something and this is what you found."
Hathaway, a Hollywood veteran, said she "had gotten out of the habit of Googling myself because that's just a bad idea to ever do that." But in a rare instance, she said, "My friends and I had an idea for Funny or Die and we wanted to do something on celebrity pregnancy rumors, so we just Googled pregnancy rumors and the story came up. The title of it was 'Why Does Everyone Hate Anne Hathaway?'"
The audience gasped, to which she said, "It's really OK. It has a happy ending. Life continues."