Anne Hathaway doesn’t mind suffering for her art. Due to her role as Fantine in Les Miserables, she was nearly bald when she got married in September. However she didn’t mind as it meant she got to take on an extremely coveted role in a movie that’s been 27 years in the making.
Over the weekend, the first screenings of the movie took place, with critics and various others invited to take a look, and while they weren’t allowed to post full reviews, the comments have been extremely positive. Many have singled Hathaway out for praise, suggesting that despite not having a massive amount of screentime, she’s now the frontrunner for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. They also suggest Tom Hooper may win a second Best Director Oscar following The King’s Speech.
Hathaway was at the screening at New York’s Lincoln Center on Friday (November 23rd), and admitted that having her hair cut so short resulted in something unexpected. THR reports she told the audience, “When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother.”
Hathaway first revealed she had a gay brother, Michael, back in 2008. Her family has been strongly supportive of him, even leaving the Catholic Church due to its extremely anti-gay position. Anne also donated part of her wedding money to Freedom to Marry, which fights for equal marriage across the US.
Les Miserables hits UK cinemas on January 11th.