For whatever reason, Academy award-winning actress Anne Hathaway is a polarising actress. Some love her, some form part of this collective called the “Hathahaters”, who, according to this 2017 article from the Daily Beast, branded the actress “insufferable” somewhere between “breaking out as the spunky, frizzy-hair Princess of Genovia, to belting her way through the Les Misérables score.”
At GRAZIA, it’s no secret we stan the former cohort who most likely adored Hathaway as Andy Sachs, the naïve assistant to magazine mogul Miranda Priestly in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada. (Hathaway even cut new Andy-esque bangs a couple of days ago. And, Nigel, wherever you are, we know you are blushing with pride.)
Now, the 39-year-old mother-of-two is starring in a new series on Apple TV+ titled WeCrashed – yes that’s one word – which tells the story of how WeWork came to be. Hathaway plays Bedford-born Rebekah, the wife of Adam Neumann (played by House Of Gucci‘s academy award-winning actor Jared Leto), an Israeli-born entrepreneur who sells his co-working hot desk model to investors for millions and millions of dollars. Rebekah was a huge part of Adam’s success, and too lived a very lavish lifestyle. The couple were ousted in 2019 when the company began to plummet in value.
America loves a high-profile exposé, with a rise and fall arc. Consider WeCrashed as somewhat in the same vein as Netflix’s Girlboss – a 2017 series which tracks the success and demise of Nasty Gal founder Sophia Amoruso (played by Britt Robertson) – or The Dropout – an upcoming series on Hulu about disgraced Silicon Valley entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes (played by a black-skivvy-wearing Amanda Seyfried.)
WeCrashed premieres on Apple TV+ on March 18, but if you’re interested in familiarising yourself with the ins-and-outs of WeWork’s tumultuous story, listen to this 10-part podcast WeCrashed: The Rise and Fall of WeWork.There is also a great deep dive from Vanity Fair into Rebekah here.
Here is the brand-new trailer:
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