Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:33 AM ET
Anne Hathaway is a world-famous movie star -- and now an Oscar-winning actress -- but that doesn't mean she's immune to insecurity. In fact, she may be more vulnerable than anyone. Though the 30-year-old star has been praised in recent months for her spectacular performance in the epic movie musical "Les Miserables," she has also been criticized for what some believe is a false, cloying sense of earnestness in her awards show appearances.
Speaking to reporters backstage after winning the best supporting actress Academy Award on Feb. 24, Hathaway admitted to feeling hurt by the backlash. "It does get to me," she confessed. "But you have to remember in life that there's a positive to every negative and a negative to every positive."
"The miracle of the universe is that, as far as they know, there's 51 percent matter versus 49 percent anti-matter -- things tip in the scale of the positive," she continued. "So that is what I focus on."
The star -- who beat out fellow nominees Sally Field, Jacki Weaver, Helen Hunt, and Amy Adams -- then went on to say that she tries not to let other people's criticism change the way she approaches her own relationships. "I live my life with love," she explained. "I live my life with compassion. I live my life hoping the best for absolutely everyone, no matter how they feel about me. And when you live that way, it's amazing how beautiful every day can be."
Indeed, Hathaway's life has seemed especially charmed recently. Prior to her successful awards season run, the actress married Adam Shulman in September 2012. Addressing her now-husband as she accepted her Oscar on Sunday, she gushed, "By far the greatest moment of my life was the one when you walked into it. I love you so much."