President Obama Monday heaped unusual praise on actress Anne Hathaway, calling her “spectacular” and extolling her performance in the lastest movie version of Batman.
From the transcript:
I want to thank Anne Hathaway for taking the time to host us. She’s spectacular. (Laughter.) And I did get a chance to see Batman. (Laughter.) And she was the best thing in it. (Laughter.) That’s just my personal opinion.
Hathaway, who was helping host a ritzy East Coast-Hollywood fundraiser for the president, “beamed and laughed.” The actress, according to the pool report, was dressed and seated so that Obama couldn’t miss her.
Seated at the table closest to Mr. Obama was Anne Hathaway, wearing a silver dress with puffed sleeves gathered from the elbow to the shoulder, and a tight bodice.
The fundraiser, priced at $35,000 per ticket, was held at the Connecticut estate of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and included actress Joanne Woodward, screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, and fashion editor Anna Wintour.
A reporter described the mansion as a “graceful, white home with black shutters, looking like a large, updated classic New England farmhouse.”
The pool was stuck in the garage and given Dr. Pepper to drink.