Thursday, January 28, 2010

Anne Hathaway snags Harvard Hasty Pudding pot

Actress Anne Hathaway, known for her work in movies ranging from the made-in-Boston film "Bride Wars" to "Rachel Getting Married," today made the trek down a snowy Mass. Ave. to the university's renovated New College Theatre to accept the Hasty Pudding Theatricals' 2010 Woman of the Year award.

Tucked between two Harvard men (Hasty prez Clifford Murray and VP Derek Mueller) dressed in drag, Hathaway donned a bright red jacket and waved to the crew of onlookers gathered to catch a glimpse of the Oscar-nominated beauty as she was escorted through Harvard Square.

During the roast, Hathaway said she loved filming "Bride Wars" in Boston adding that she was able to walk her dog in the Common without getting a ticket. The actress also joked that she will use her Pudding Pot for some after-roast cocktails.

Justin Timberlake, who co-stars in the upcoming partially made-in-Boston flick based on local author Ben Mezrich's tell-all book about the founding of Facebook, has been tapped to receive the "Man of the Year" award on Friday, Feb. 5.

Both Timberlake and Hathaway have ties to all of the locally shot film action. In the upcoming movie "The Social Network," Timberlake plays Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became the founding president of Facebook.

Unlike Hathaway who shot a majority of her locally-shot flick "Bride Wars" in town, Timberlake filmed his scenes in California and never made the trek to Boston when director David Fincher shot scenes here in October.

Renee Zellweger and James Franco were honored last year. Christopher Walken and Charlize Theron were tapped as the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Man and Woman of the Year in 2008.

Hathaway's stint after Harvard? She's been tapped to unveil the 82nd Academy Awards® nominees on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

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--Photos for Loaded Gun Boston by Ryan Miner, Beantown Photo

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