There’s only so much a celebrity like Anne Hathaway can do to fight off the paparazzi. Although some stars dedicate themselves to the cause, there are others who are taking the matter into their own hands by changing the conversation that’s depicted in the candid photographs.
Us Weekly started the trend of “Stars They’re Just Like Us,” which featured the likes of Brad Pitt and Ben Affleck pumping gas or doing other mundane activity with their families. This started an out of control paparazzi culture which is driven by ridiculous price tags on scoring the best casual photo.
Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield started a new trend and it seems to be catching on around Hollywood. As we reported, the Spider-Man couple decided to hold up signs with important messages about charities when they realized they were being photographed out on the streets of New York. They hid their faces behind post cards with messages that read:
“Good morning! We were eating and saw a group of guys with cameras outside. And so we thought, let’s try this again. We don’t need the attention, but these wonderful organizations.”
Garfield walked next to Stone with a sign that listed autism-related organizations such as autism speaks, youth mentoring, and gildas club.
The photos immediately went viral and seemed to capture Anne Hathaway’s attention, because the Les Miserables actress stepped out with a similar message for the paparazzi during the Fourth of July weekend. Hathaway stepped out with her husband Adam Shulman for a quick dog walk in New York City on Friday. The pair decided to travel with cardboard signs in front of their faces that told a similar message while commending Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
Hathaway’s husband Adam Shulman’s sign read, “Happy 4th of July!”
According to the site’s mission statement, Girl Effect is an organization that helps young girls living in poverty to see their unique potential, and hopes to end poverty for their families, communities, and their respective countries.
“Created by the Nike Foundation in collaboration with the NoVo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Coalition for Adolescent Girls, the girl effect is fueled by hundreds of thousands of girl champions who recognize the untapped potential of adolescent girls living in poverty.”
Aside from giving the paparazzi something to think about, Hathaway has been busy at work. The actress recently wrapped on the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar.
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