The "Les Miserables" actress is testing the waters on "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon," where the two performed hip-hop songs with a Broadway twist. Hathaway crooned the lyrics to Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice," 50 Cent's "In Da Club" and Kendrick Lamar's "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe," while Fallon accompanied her on the piano.
The fun Fallon bit gave Hathaway some much-needed dimension, but will the songs be enough to win over the scores of Hathahaters? It depends on what Hathaway does next.
Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at email@example.com.