Anne Hathaway on Wardrobe Malfunction

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By Breeanna Hare, CNN

(CNN) — Cameras caught a bit too much of Anne Hathaway when the 30-year-old actress arrived at a premiere of “Les Misérables” in New York on Monday.

Dressed in a fitted black gown with a high slit but, as E! News reports, no underwear, Hathaway flashed onlookers as she exited her vehicle.

It’s unclear if she was aware in the moment that she was giving the paparazzi an eyeful with her exit strategy, but the photo of her commando appearance quickly spread across the Web on Tuesday.

So when the “Les Misérables” star, who just picked up a SAG nomination for her portrayal of Fantine in the Tom Hooper film, showed up on “Today” Wednesday, Matt Lauer had to get the wardrobe malfunction question out of the way. (It was tough to miss Lauer’s opening line, “Seen a lot of you lately.”)

Of the lessons learned, Hathaway responded that it was “obviously an unfortunate incident. It kind of made me sad, on two accounts. One was that I was very sad that we live in an age when someone takes a picture of another person in a vulnerable moment and, rather than delete it and do the decent thing, sells it.”

Not forgetting the reason she was there, Hathaway went on that she’s “sorry that we live in a culture that commodifies sexuality of unwilling participants, which brings us back to ‘Les Mis,’ because that’s what my character is. She is someone who is forced to sell sex to benefit her child because she has nothing, and there’s no social safety net. So let’s get back to ‘Les Mis.'”

If there was an award for giving a well-played response to a question about an embarrassing moment, Hathaway just might’ve scored herself a nomination.

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