Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik has admitted that he is unclear who Anne Hathaway is.
Manolo Blahnik, 70, told Interview magazine: “Anne Hathaway… Pretty? Yes. Wonderful actress? Yes. But, I mean, I don’t even remember her. What is it about her?”
The shoe designer then went on to slam the Oscar nominee’s Les Miserables co-star, Amanda Seyfried, as equally forgettable.
“I don’t even know Amanda Seyfried or whatever – they’re all the same!” he said.
The interviewer tried to jog Manolo Blahnik’s memory of Anne Hathaway, reminding him that the actress was “very good as Cat Woman in The Dark Knight Rises”.
Manolo Blahnik responded: “As Cat Woman, yes, and I’m not saying she’s not beautiful or a great actress.”
He then added dismissively: “I just don’t remember her.”
Manolo Blahnik has admitted that he is unclear who Anne Hathaway is
Indeed, it seems Manol Blahnik only has admiration for a specific type of contemporary actress.
“The only one I remember is Julia Roberts because she’s particular,” he told the interviewer.
Manolo Blahnik says he became nostalgic for old-fashioned acting one weekend after watching the entire series of Nineties show Twin Peaks.
According to him, Twin Peaks stars, Lara Flynn Boyle and Sherilyn Fenn, are “old-school girls like Elizabeth Taylor”.
“[They] should be working now instead of these anonymous girls.”
Manolo Blahnik also recalled being captivated after bumping into Salma Hayek at an awards show when he was feeling unwell.
“I was waiting to be photographed,” he recounts.
“And I almost fainted on that girl, the tiny woman from France, no, from Mexico… Salma Hayek.”
Salma Hayek’s good looks and glamour clearly made an impression on the designer.
“She’s a sweet girl, beautiful,” he said.
“I love that. This is what I really love: Where are those girls?” Manolo Blahnik wondered aloud.
Anne Hathaway has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Les Miserables.
It appears that Lindsay Lohan has been rehearsing for her role as Elizabeth Taylor for years as a 2006 Interview magazine cover has surfaced showing her dressed just like the screen icon complete with a short dark hairdo.
Lindsay Lohan was just 19 when she posed for the June issue of Interview magazine.
The troubled star has been confirmed to play Elizabeth Taylor in lifetime movie Liz & Dick – based on the true story of Elizabeth’s tempestuous romance with actor Richard Burton.
Lindsay Lohan, 25, said earlier this week: “I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well.
“I am very honored to have been asked to play this role.”
Lindsay Lohan was just 19 when she posed as Elizabeth Taylor for the June issue of Interview magazine
But not everyone supports the casting, with Rosie O’Donnell saying she doesn’t think Lindsay Lohan is “capable” of fulfilling her duties on set.
Lindsay Lohan hit back, saying: “It’s funny that someone you don’t know at all can say something so intrusive and so knowing.”
The star has this week been filming a guest spot on Glee, however sources say she turned up on set late yesterday after a night out.
She is taking on the role of judge at the Nationals show choir competition.
Lindsay Lohan also has a busy weekend planned – she is among a host of names to be asked to attend the event – which is held yearly to celebrate the work of journalists – including George Clooney, Josh Hutcherson and Charlize Theron which takes place on Saturday.
Director Steven Spielberg, actress and singer Zooey Deschanel and The Help star Viola Davis are also expected to attend.
Lindsay Lohan is a guest of Fox’s Great Van Susteren and will be accompanied by her long-term lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley.
Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner are also guests of the Fox network.
Jimmy Kimmel will be providing the laughs as the comedian hosting the event, and he recently revealed he would be making jokes about the “glut of dumb things” said by people in the public eye.
Jimmy Kimmel said: “I will feast on stupid comments. There seems to be a glut of dumb things being said.”