“I like to watch MTV for escapist pleasure,” she says, “but when I saw Snooki, I saw my twin. I couldn’t lose myself in the show anymore because there I was.”
The similarities escape us, but we’ll take her word for it. A native of the Garden State, Hathaway says she was drawn to “Jersey Shore” in the beginning, but has since moved on.
“I thought the first season of the show was awesome because it was authentic,” she says, “but I don’t watch it any more because now they know that there’s a camera there.”
Still, she apparently remains a huge JWoww fan. “JWoww is amazing,” says Hathaway. “I love JWoww. She’s intense. See, JWoww to me is proper Jersey because she will scrap for a friend.”
On pop culture figures she aspires to be more similar to, Hathaway refers to the very un-Snooki-like YouTube star Marcel the Shell. “I guess my perspective on myself is that I aspire to be like Marcel,” says Hathaway.
Rewatch Marcel below and just imagine what that would entail…