Anne Hathaway Compares Herself to 'Gay Brother' With Les Miserables Hair Style (Photo)

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(Photo: Reuters/Andrew Winning)Actress Anne Hathaway poses for photographers in Leicester Square, central London, July 18, 2012.

Anne Hathaway has compared herself to her gay brother when talking about her buzz cut hair style featured in upcoming film Les Miserables.

The actress has donned a new short hair style created for her part in new movie musical Les Miserables, which is released in December 2012.

There is huge buzz surrounding the new film, with millions of fans around the world pre-prepared by the much-loved theater musical sensation, who cannot wait to see the film adaptation of the tale.

However, in the run up to the release many have taken to talking about Hathaway's drastic new look with her short hair.

Hathaway plays the character of Fantine, who is stricken down with a disease in the story. Most are used to seeing Hathaway with her long brunette hair style, but she looks drastically different with the new hair – to the extent the actress even herself describes herself as looking like her brother.

Hathaway, 30, has said, "When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother."

The actress was speaking to those attending a preview screening of the film on Friday, Nov. 23, in New York City.

Many are already lauding her performance playing Fantine in the movie. It has already been widely reported how Hathaway shed 25 pounds from her already-thin body to get into character as her prostitute character who is dying from tuberculosis.

Speaking to Vogue in its latest edition Hathaway has also said, "I had to be obsessive about it -- the idea was to look near death."

She basically admitted starving herself to shed the extra weight, saying that she had eaten just two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste per day for two weeks to drop the final 15 pounds.

Hathaway said, "Looking back on the whole experience -- and I don't judge it in any way -- it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that's who Fantine is anyway."

Les Miserables is out next month, and is directed by Tom Hopper, and will star Hathaway as well as Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.