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Why did Anne Hathaway cut her hair in Les Miserables?

Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway is no stranger to trying different styles on her hair. From dyeing it, to cutting it, to straightening it, the actress has proved to put her all into every role she embodies.

Is Anne Hathaway’s hair naturally curly?

Anne Hathaway, despite her tendency to straighten her hair, has naturally curly, brunette hair.

Why did Anne Hathaway cut her hair in Les Miserables

Hathaway was cast to portray Fantine in Tom Hooper’s 2012 musical film, Les Miserables. She certainly took a page from her mother’s book, as at the age of six, she watched her mother perform in Les Misérables as Fantine.

Fantine is a prostitute dying from tuberculosis. In order to properly embody the role, Hathaway ate less than 500 calories a day to lose 25 pounds and researched prostitution.

In a more drastic move, she cut her hair, something she suggested to the director.

The movie won her an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild, and a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress

Did Anne Hathaway sing in Les Miserables?

In Les Miserables, she sang the song, I dreamed a dream, which reached number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January 2013.

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