Tuesday 20 February 2018

Anne Hathaway's hair cut doubts

Anne Hathaway was prepared to chop off her hair for Les Miserables
Anne Hathaway was prepared to chop off her hair for Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway has admitted she had some reservations about chopping off her hair for her Les Miserables role - because she wanted to be a long-haired bride.

The actress plays Fantine in Tom Hooper's musical drama and although she initially plumped for the hair cut she revealed that her then boyfriend Adam Shulman hinted that it might mean she would be sporting short locks on her wedding day.

Anne said: "When I got the role, Tom and I had lunch and I said, 'Look I just want to float this out there, I'm up for cutting my hair off if you'd like to' but with films it can be very difficult to shoot things in chronological order. I didn't want to insist if it was going to be too much of a pain but I really felt very strongly that as much of the physical transformations that could be real ought to be real, and so I was really happy about it when Tom accepted.

"Then, at the time I hadn't yet got engaged and my now husband looked at me with a mixture of pride, joy, worry, and slight panic too. And he said, 'Without giving anything away about what's coming in the next few months, how do you feel about being a short haired bride?' And I just went, 'Noooo!'."

But the star decided lopping off her locks was necessary for the part.

Anne, who wed Adam in September, said: "And then I just thought, it'll be truthful, I'll be who I am when I get married and who I am is an actor and what I do is transform when the occasion arises so I tried to minimise that drama in my own head."

Les Miserables opens in the UK in January.

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