Anne Hathaway: With 'Les Miserables' haircut, I looked like my gay brother
Anne Hathaway says that when she saw herself with her new pixie cut, which she sports in the new "Les Miserables" film, she thought she looked like her gay brother.
The 30-year-old actress made her comments at a screening for the anticipated film that was held at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center in New York City on Friday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Hathaway had had her hair cut to play Fantine, an impoverished, desperate single mother, and has talked about her 'do to the press before, saying she cried like a "mental patient" when she first got it.
"When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother," she told reporters at the "Les Miserables" screening.
Hathaway, who lived in a New Jersey suburb as a child, has both an older and younger brother.
Hathaway told British GQ magazine in an interview published in its March 2010 issue that they were raised Catholic, but that "the whole family converted to episcopalianism after my elder brother came out. Why should I support an organization that has a limited view of my beloved brother? So I'm... nothing. [Expletive] it, I'm forming. I'm a work in progress."
Hathaway sported her pixie cut when she wed to Adam Shulman in late September. They donated profits from sales of their wedding photos to several causes, including the same-sex marriage advocacy group, Freedom to Marry.
"Les Miserables" hits theaters on Christmas Day -- December 25, making its eligible for Oscar nominations for the 2013 ceremony. The Hollywood Reporter said that at the screening, attendees gave a "raucous standing ovation" when the credits began to roll.Several critics are already predicting that Hathaway will earn an Oscar nod for her supporting role, even though Fantine appears in a small number of scenes. She does, however, sing one of the musical's most famous numbers - "I Dreamed a Dream."
Hathaway earned her first and only past Oscar nomination in 2009, for Best Leading Actress for her role in the movie "Rachel Getting Married," and also co-hosted the 2011 Academy Awards with James Franco.
Watch the trailer for "Les Miserables" below.