Anne Hathaway has a new ’do. The actress was spotted in London with a spankin’-new pixie cut. She cut her hair super-short for her role as Fantine in the splashy big-screen adaptation of “Les Miserables.”
Hathaway was photographed early Sunday morning leaving London hot spot the Box, where she had been hanging out with her fiancé, Adam Shulman and a female friend, according to People.com. In the pic, she’s seen covering her hair with her hand.
The haircut makes sense given Fantine’s story line. At one point during “Les Mis,” Fantine, an ill-fated prostitute, chops off her hair in order to get money to buy food for her child, Cosette.
Hathaway joined the Tom Hooper-directed film in October 2011. It also stars Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter. The film is currently shooting in London.
The haircut doesn’t seem to be the only change Hathaway is making to her appearance for the part. Rumors began to spread last month that the actress was on a crash diet to lose enough weight to play Fantine, who becomes extremely ill in “Les Miserables.” Her rep shot down the rumors.
“The story is a huge exaggeration,” her rep told the Huffington Post. “Anne is on a special diet, but is not looking to lose that much weight, and she’s consuming more than 500 calories a day. She just needs to look more frail as she is playing a prostitute who is dying of tuberculosis.”
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