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Love It or Leave It: Anne Hathaway’s New Hair Again

A photo of Anne Hathaway

I know, we’ve done a “love it or leave it” post about Anne Hathaway‘s new super short hair before, and I know we’ve shown you stills from Les Miserables featuring Anne’s super short hair, but I think this is an important topic to discuss. Plus, these photos show Anne when she’s not trying to hide her hair and when she’s not in character, which are important distinctions from the previous photos. Nope, this time she’s just doing some shopping and some swimming in Miami, being natural, showing off her cute hair.

By the way, in case you couldn’t tell, I think it’s cute, which is apparently an unpopular opinion. I really think anyone can pull off this look as long as they have enough confidence, and in these photos, it’s clear that Anne has that. Sure, she has some odd features, and she doesn’t have that super delicate look that a lot of people think is necessary to pull off hair this short. She doesn’t have a tiny little nose or dainty little ears, but she’s so confident, and that’s what makes this work. I don’t care how short you are, how fat you are, how big your nose is, how goofy you think your ears are, how many chins you have, or whatever else is going on with your face: anyone can pull off short hair if they have the confidence to do so.

All we need is a picture of Anne when she isn’t in costume, when she isn’t putting her hand over her hair, and when she isn’t wearing those gigantic sunglasses. Then you’ll see. Then you’ll all see.

Watch This: Footage from The Set of Les Miserables!

Can I be completely honest with you guys? I am freaking out. I am seriously, honestly freaking out over this movie. I am so excited about this whole thing. Les Miserables lives in such a dear, deep place in my heart, and when I go to see this movie, I have a feeling that it’s going to be like the time my dad took me to see Cats when the touring company was coming through back in high school. And by that, I mean that I’m going to hyperventilate and cry throughout the first two songs while surrounded by old ladies.

And if I wasn’t freaking out enough after Sarah posted those stills the other day, I certainly am now that I saw this video. The footage is from the filming of the show’s finale, and it looks so beautiful. I think Hugh Jackman is going to do such a phenomenal job with this (even though my BFF, who I have lengthy discussions of this movie with, thinks he’s a little too clean-cut and handsome for the role), and Anne Hathaway … well, to be fair, I always love Anne Hathaway. I think I’m going to have a hard time finding any fault at all with this whole thing. I just love it too much already.

But wait! That was a set-up, because I already had a serious fault in mind. See, the finale of Les Mis is … let’s just say that I have never, ever been able to listen to it without crying. Ever. I cried the first time I heard it, I cried when I saw the show, I cried just now, watching this video, and I cried every single time I’ve listed to it in between all that. If you’re not familiar, then, ok, Hugh Jackman’s character, Jean Valjean, lives this whole big life (you can’t honestly expect me to tell you everything that happens. It’s a lot), and spoiler alert, he’s about to die. Then Fantine, Anne Hathaway’s character, who died a while back, comes down to escort him to heaven. Eponine, who died recently, comes down to escort him too. And then everybody comes on in, like you see in the clip, to do the “Do You Hear The People Sing?” bit. And that’s great, but listen: Fantine and Eponine are supposed to be next to Valjean when he dies, not just Fantine, and certainly not just Fantine with Valjean all alone. Valjean is supposed to hold hands with Fantine and Eponine and sing the part that reduces me to a weepy mess of tears and grief: “take my hand, and lead me to salvation. Take my love, for love is everlasting. And remember the truth that once was spoken: to love another person is to see the face of God.” This is one of the most touching moments of the entire show for me, and if it’s done with Fantine and Valjean up high on a tower, away from everyone else, with no Eponine in sight, then I’m going to be a little hurt.

In an attempt to balance out my long-winded nerdiness, let me go ahead and show you this picture of Amanda Seyfried as Cosette:

A photo of Amanda Seyfried

What do we think?

Here’s Some Stills from Les Miserables

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Remember we talked about Anne Hathaway having to drop 16 pounds in just a few weeks? No? OK, that’s because we didn’t. But she did. She was told that she had to lose 16 pounds over a three-week period in order to get the “I’m dying!” look that her role in the new Les Miserables reboot dictated. And she did! And this was the end result, but Anne Hathaway was pretty skinny to begin with, so honestly, I don’t see too much of a difference. She’s playing Fantine, a prostitute who’s dying of fatal tuberculosis. She’s supposed to look like this. She’s skinny is all. I definitely thought she’d be less busty, though, that’s for sure.

Also, how hot does Hugh Jackman look? Way better than this, anyway, but I guess you’d look like that, too, if you were just out of a French prison.

Last, I’m with Emily when she says that she’s super excited for this movie. I saw it on Broadway back in my Sophomore year of high school, and honestly, I didn’t care too much about that business at the time. And then in my Junior year, when we actually read the book, I was like, “Damn. Wish I’d paid more attention. Why would you let us see the play first anyway?” Gotta love those district administrators who work so hard to be hand-in-hand with what’s going on in the educational curriculum of high schoolers.