Anne Hathaway famously cut her hair for the silver screen version of the Broadway musical “Les Misérables,” but she made headlines on Monday when she said she looked like her “gay brother” with the new 'do.
Tom Hooper’s theatrical release of the movie is still 30 days away, but the film is already being talked about for Best Picture Oscar.
“Les Misérables” was screened for the first time on Friday afternoon at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in New York, and the Hollywood Reporter revealed some of the reactions from the audience.
Anne Hathaway has a short role in the film as Fantine, and, even though it’s brief, she makes an "indelible impression," most notably so when she sings "I Dreamed a Dream," the Hollywood Reporter wrote.
According to People magazine, Hathaway explained to attendees at the showing of “Les Misérables” that she worked with a vocal coach for four months before she assembled with the rest of the cast to do nine weeks of rehearsal.
The Academy Award-nominated actress explained that she wanted to cut her hair for the film, even though it would mean that she would "be almost bald" for her impending nuptials to Adam Shulman in September.
"When I eventually looked in the mirror, I just thought I looked like my gay brother," she said at the screening.
Hathaway had to undergo quite the transformation to become Fantine. She recently candidly explained to Vogue magazine about the extreme dieting preparations she underwent to transform into the character.
The 30-year-old actress began the process with a strict cleanse that resulted in a 10-pound weight loss. Next, she only ate two pieces of dried oatmeal paste a day for two weeks, which helped her body lose another 15 pounds.
"I had to be obsessive about it," she explained in the December issue of the magazine. "The idea was to look near death. 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."