Anne Hathaway ‘Pleased’ With Her Short ‘Les Miserables’ Hairdo

'I now quite like having short hair,' actress says of super-shorn pixie look.

Sometimes just being a beautiful actress in Hollywood isn’t enough; what you need to do in order to really turn heads in this business is take a razor to your tousled tresses. Case in point, Charlize Theron’s radically different new ’do for her upcoming role in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and Anne Hathaway’s super-shorn pixie look for her turn in the star-studded film adaptation of “Les
Miserables.”

New York magazine’s Vulture blog recently caught up with Hathaway, who revealed that she is very much enjoying the close-cropped hairdo.

“I did it for a film, so it really wasn’t about me and my security,”
she said. “I’m just so pleased with how I look, so I now quite like having short hair.”

The short hair is a requisite of sorts for Hathaway’s role in the film, in which she plays Fantine, an ill-fated prostitute who chops off her hair to buy food for her child, Cosette.

The “Dark Knight Rises” actress also spoke about the pressure of having to sing one of the play’s most iconic numbers, “I Dreamed a Dream,” live on set during filming.

“Well, that’s actually the thing we talked about when I first came in to film,” Hathaway said. “I apparently looked like I was ready to face the guillotines. They just kept telling me and the cast to ignore the iconic nature of ’Les Miz’ and of the song.”

Hathaway went on to say that she had to attempt to sing it as if it had never been sung or heard before, despite the fact that she basically grew up hearing the song.

“My mom was in the show when I was a kid. She actually covered Fantine and went on the national tour, so it was a really big part of my childhood.”

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