Anne Hathaway Is Bald, Skinny and Oscar-Ready
But what she didn't expect was that the new 'do would make her look like a boy. More specifically, a gay boy.
"When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother," Hathaway admitted during a screening of the film on Nov. 23.
And yes, she really does have a gay brother. In fact, she's known for donating money to same-sex marriage causes. So props to her for that.
But in addition to stealing her haircut from a circa-2007 Britney Spears, Hathaway also starved herself to look near death, eating only two squares of oatmeal paste a day to drop 25 pounds off her already slim Catwoman body.
"Looking back on the whole experience -- and I don't judge it in any way -- it was definitely a little nuts," she says now. "It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway."
After all, the Academy loves nothing more than pretty girls willing to be ugly. For a few million dollars, of course.