Anne Hathaway plays the disease-stricken Fantine in the highly-anticipated musical ‘Les Miserables’, coming out next month. For her role in the film, Anne shaved her formerly long brown hair into a short buzz cut. After she shaved her head, she found herself looking a lot like her older brother, Michael!
“When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother,” the 30-year-old actress told the audience (via The Hollywood Reporter) at a screening of the film on Friday, Nov. 23, in New York City.
The Oscar nominee (for 2008’s Rachel Getting Married) went to other extremes for the movie, too. She famously lost 25 pounds off her already-thin frame to get into character as the dying, tuberculosis-afflicted prostitute.
“I had to be obsessive about it — the idea was to look near death,” Hathaway revealed in the December issue of Vogue, explaining how she ate nothing but two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste per day for two weeks to drop the last 15 pounds. “Looking back on the whole experience — and I don’t judge it in any way — it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”
The newlywed (she married Adam Schulman in September) is in good company as a member of the star-studded cast of the movie adaptation of the Broadway epic. The film also features Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
I cannot wait to see this movie!!! I really hope it’s as good as they say it is, whoever “they” are. Here are some new pictures of Anne getting coffee in NYC over the weekend.
I have to say, when she first cut her hair, I wasn’t a huge fan. But it’s really growing on me! I think I prefer her hair short! What do you think?
Source, Photos: FameFlynet