As of this moment, Anne Hathaway is considered one of the strongest contenders for Best Actress at the 2013 Oscars, thanks to her amazing performance in “Les Miserables,” a role for which she chopped off all her hair and went on a very drastic diet.
In a recent interview cited by Radar Online, Anne said that, after the drastic haircut, whenever she looked in the mirror, she could see her brother smiling back at her.
Anne and her brother Michael, who is older than her, are famously close, with the star once saying her family left the Catholic Church after he came out as gay, because of the church’s stance on the issue.
“When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother,” Anne said of her drastic makeover, ahead of a screening of the film.
In recent interviews to promote “Les Miserables,” Anne has also been talking about her desire to start a family now that she was married to her boyfriend Adam Schulman, her amazing career so far and, last but not least, the part of which critics are already saying will win her an Oscar next February.
Speaking with Vogue, for instance, Anne said she knew she had bagged the part right after she exited auditions, because she felt like she’d been born for the part of Fantine, which she made it very clear during the audition.
She also revealed a bit more about the diet she put herself on to play the sickly Fantine, which was nothing short of fancy starvation.
Anne stressed the diet wasn’t healthy or, for that matter, something she’d do again, but necessary because she had to look as bad as possible.
“I had to be obsessive about it – the idea was to look near death,” she said, as we also informed you at the time.