Watch Mariah Carey Superfan Anne Hathaway Completely Lose Her Sh*t in Front of Mariah Carey

Her freakout, in stages.

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Anne Hathaway, an actress who has kept her cool alongside legends Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep, proved last night that no amount of experience can truly prepare you for sharing a red carpet with Mariah Carey. Anne was being interviewed when Carey arrived, and the Associated Press captured every moment of the freakout (opens in new tab) that followed:

The stages, in summary: 

1) Anne is in shock: "She's two arm lengths away from me."

2) Anne becomes inarticulate: "It's just the best glamorous ever. That's not even a sentence. There's no grammar there."

3) Anne ditches any last efforts to stay focused: "She's now an arm length away. No, no, no, it's fine. I'm going to meet her when the time's right."

4) Anne full-on gushes about Carey and her fave songs. Because let's be real, no interview can continue with that amazingness right over your shoulder.

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Alyssa Bailey
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Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.