Anne Hathaway has long been one of our fave celebrities. She’s incredibly smart, outspoken about causes that matter to her, and passionately feminist and body-positive. We’ve adored her since she was our beloved Princess Mia in The Princess Diaries, and the Academy Award-winning actress has just gotten more and more awesome and cool since her first major role. On top of all of her other great qualities, she is also really funny.
On Monday, Hathaway took to Instagram to post a simple beach selfie with a hilarious caption.
The photo is a simple shot of Hathaway, looking low key casual, lovely, and super relaxed, lounging in a beach chair and wearing a halter-top swimsuit and chic oversized reflective sunglasses against a sandy beach background. Her caption reads, “Resting Beach Face,” a common riff on the phrase “Resting Bitch Face” (a sexist phrase referring to a resting facial expression that comes across as mean or angry — mostly it’s women who are described to have this).
Very unlike “Resting Bitch Face,” Anne’s “Resting Beach Face” is all about chilling out seaside while looking cool, calm, and collected. Her expression is very much making me wish I was at the beach instead of in my air-conditioned apartment – except for the fact that it’s been like 95 degrees in NYC over the past week and I don’t want to melt into the pavement, Wicked Witch-style.
This isn’t the first time that Hathaway has made a big statement while lounging on a beach. The actress, who is notoriously quite private when it comes to her personal life, fought back against invasive paparazzi who snapped photos of her on the beach without her knowledge earlier this year.
At the time, Hathaway was heavily pregnant and shared a bikini photo showing off her baby bump via Instagram.
Anne noted in her caption that she “if this kind of photo is going to be out in the world it should at least be an image that makes me happy (and be one that was taken with my consent. And with a filter.)” LOL!
We love Hathaway’s easygoing sense of humor but we equally love when she stands up for herself and what she believes in. You go, Anne!