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It Was Anne Hathaway’s Own Idea to Cut Her Hair Off

Try as you might to avoid it, chances are you’ll be spending Christmas Day with your family at the movie theater fighting back tears as you watch Anne Hathaway chop her locks. Turns out that was the actress’s own idea. In fact, hair and makeup artist Lisa Westcott, along with director Tom Hooper, tried to talk her out of it, as we learned in a new featurette released today. Click to see Westcott spill behind-the-scenes makeup secrets — why tea and coffee isn’t a blonde’s best friend, for instance — and see what it takes for 21st century actors to look like nineteenth-century whores.

It Was Hathaway’s Own Idea to Cut Her Hair Off