Anne Hathaway spared vanity in taking the part of Fantine, the dying young mother abandoned by her lover and stricken with disease in the upcoming "Les Miserables."
But in the actress' personal life, she had another important role: bride.
Hathaway was planning her wedding while at work on the project. How, then, to have the perfect ceremony when her day job required she trade her long brown locks for a cringe-worthy buzz cut?
"When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother," Hathaway told an audience in New York on Friday at the first screening of director Tom Hooper's take on the beloved musical.
She also dropped 25 pounds (though we've never heard a bride complain about weight loss) and worked for months with a vocal coach to meet Hooper's demand for live singing (as opposed to dubbing over filmed performances with studio-perfected tracks).