Anne Hathaway might be the darling of the industry right now (with Amanda Seyfried hot on her heels), but world-famous designer Manolo Blahnik really can’t understand what the fuss around her is all about.
The designer sat down for a rare interview with Interview magazine and, among other things, he also compared the stars of yesterday with what Hollywood has to offer right now, PageSix reports.
He doesn’t deny that Anne and Amanda are both gorgeous girls and talented to boot, but they lack that certain something that made women like those on “Twin Peaks” really stand out.
“I saw these girls like Sherilyn Fenn and Lara Flynn Boyle that should be working now instead of these anonymous girls,” he says.
“They’re all the same. I don’t even know Amanda Seyfried or whatever... I try to remember – the only one I remember is Julia Roberts because she’s particular,” the designer goes on to add.
And, just so he’s clear that he’s not dissing Anne or Amanda as actresses, he stresses that neither has the va-va-voom of the ‘90s stars mentioned above.
“Anne Hathaway... Pretty? Yes. Wonderful actress? Yes. But, I mean, I don’t even remember her. What is it about her?... As Cat Woman, yes, and I’m not saying she’s not beautiful or a great actress. I just don’t remember her,” Blahnik says.
For those of you reading who aren’t older than, say, 25, the video below should offer the best indication of the kind of va-va-voom the designer is talking about.
Sherilyn and Lara starred in David Lynch’s insanely successful TV series “Twin Peaks,” to this day considered one of the best ever made.
They weren’t just beautiful and talented, they also had something special that made them memorable. As far as Blahnik is concerned, Anne and Amanda lack that special something altogether.