• Anne Hathaway sat down with Jimmy Fallon
  • She had a funny moment with the 'Tonight Show' audience
  • THIS was her awkward silence

In a hilariously awkward turn of events, Anne Hathaway, the beloved actress known for her roles in 'Les Misérables' and 'Interstellar,' found herself amidst an unexpected silence during her appearance on 'The Tonight Show.'

The Moment That Had Us All Giggling

The star, promoting her new film 'The Idea of You,' asked the audience if they had read the book the movie is based on, only to be met with a deafening silence. Host Jimmy Fallon's quick wit saved the day, but not without leaving us in stitches!

While the movie has garnered much interest - as well as critical acclaim from reviewers, Hathaway, who stars alongside Nicholas Galitzine in the flick, found herself facing a very awkward silence from audience when she posed a question about its inspiration...

Imagine the scene: Anne Hathaway, poised and ready to discuss her latest cinematic venture, innocently inquires, "Has anybody here read the book?"

Cue the crickets. The audience's silence could have spelled disaster, but Fallon, ever the savior, quips, "No, we don’t read. This is 'The Tonight Show.'" The audience erupted into laughter, and so did we!

Fallon didn't stop there, adding a cheeky, "We do Audible here," further lightening the mood. Hathaway, momentarily embarrassed, covered her face while laughing, showcasing her ability to take a joke. She even added, "What’s a book?" to keep the laughter going.

"Well, you have an awesome book ahead of you," she said, as Fallon joked that perhaps his audience might be more inclined to listen to the book.

The late night host then tried to get the interview back on track, adding, "OK, so it's based on this book," as Hathaway joked, "What's a book?"

"Well the book does have a fan following... somewhere, and I think the book is incredible," the actress added. 

She continued that her love interest character Hayes Campbell, "is just so beautifully written in the book and so we knew we really needed to find someone really special."

The clip, shared on X (formerly Twitter), has fans praising Hathaway for her grace under pressure.

Comments like, "This is seriously so funny I can’t stop thinking about it" and "Her actual shock in that moment so good" flooded in, proving that sometimes, a little awkwardness can be a good thing.

Amidst the laughter and promotional tours, Hathaway took a moment to reflect on her journey in Hollywood.

Recalling a time when she was asked to kiss 10 men for a chemistry test, she shared with 'V Magazine' her discomfort with the process.

"I was told, ‘We have 10 guys coming today and you’re cast. Aren’t you excited to make out with all of them?'" she said. "And I thought, ‘Is there something wrong with me?’ Because I wasn’t excited. I thought it sounded gross."

At the time, Hathaway went along with the test to avoid being "difficult," explaining, "It was just a very different time and now we know better."

Also interesting:

There has been much interest and speculation around the plot of Hathaway's new movie - particularly when it comes to rumors that her on-screen love interest was in fact inspired by One Direction boyband star-turned-solo artist Harry Styles. 

However, the actress has vehemently denied that there is any link telling 'E! News' back in March: 'No! Everyone needs to chill. "Sorry, I probably shouldn't be that reactive about it. I just think no."