In a recent interview with The Sun on Sunday, the actress shared her emotions after winning the Oscar for her role in Les Miserables in 2013.
Ann was hit by criticism online after her win:
"You should be happy after events like this. But I wasn't. I felt something was wrong. I stood at the ceremony in a dress that cost more money than some people will see in a lifetime. And I was rewarded for portraying the pain and suffering that is part of our shared human experience. I tried to pretend that I was happy. But I felt it was a challenge."
The actress admitted that criticism on the internet has helped her personal growth, inspired her, and empowered her.