What did Anne Hathaway do for Les Miserables?

She told a story working on long “Les Miserables” rehearsals with director Tom Hooper. Jackman (Jean Valjean) and Hathaway (Fantine) sang every take live in the film, which would go on to win three Oscars (including best supporting actress for Hathaway, while Jackman was nominated for best actor).

Why did Anne Hathaway cut her hair in Les Miserables?

The movie’s director Tom Hooper decided against using a scissors as he wanted it to look more authentic by having her hair cut off with a knife for her role of Fantine in the movie musical and actress Nicola Sloane, who was given the task, revealed how difficult it was for Anne.

How long did it take Anne Hathaway to lose weight for Les Mis?

To portray the young orphan, Hathaway lost 25 pounds, and tells PEOPLE’s editor-in-chief Jess Cagle in the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview that she “wasn’t in a good place” during that time. “I’d lost an unhealthy amount of weight in two weeks,” Hathaway, 36, reveals in PEOPLE’s latest cover story.

What does Les Miserables mean?

The Miserable Ones
Les Misérables has several shades of meaning in French. Translators say that Victor Hugo’s novel, published in 1862, could just as well be titled The Miserable Ones, The Outcasts, The Wretched Poor, The Victims or The Dispossessed.

How did Anne Hathaway lose so much weight for her role in Les Miserables?

During a two-week break in filming, Hathaway lost an additional 15 pounds by only eating two thin squares of the dried oatmeal paste per day. “I had to be obsessive about it — the idea was to look near death,” Hathaway revealed to Vogue.

Did Anne Hathaway cry in Les Miserables?

Hathaway successful submerged herself into such darkness, she revealed recently during another leg of her Les Mis junket, that she cried while watching her own scenes in the film. “I cry, but I think it’s because I’m still connected to the experience of making it, the process,” she explained.