Monday, June 18, 2012

Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Miserables movie

Since I was AWOL in the period between Mother's Day and almost Father's Day, I missed the release of the trailer for Les Miserables. And I just saw this image of Anne Hathaway on line and wanted to know what you thought of her haircut. Love it or hate it?
According to Vulture magazine, Anne Hathaway is happy with how she looks with a very closely cropped head of hair as Fantine in Les Miserables.
She also said she was incredibly nervous to sing Les Misérables's "iconic" song 'I Dreamed A Dream', which has been covered in the past by Elaine Paige and Susan Boyle.

"That's actually the thing we talked about when I first came in to film. I apparently looked like I was ready to face the guillotines," she joked.

"They just kept telling me and the cast to ignore the iconic nature of Les Mis and of the song. I had to sing it as if it had never been sung or heard before
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Well I don't blame her for being nervous. But the studio obviously likes her rendition since they hammered together a first trailer with the song running through its entirety.  In a couple of parts, I think its a bit of a reach, and sounds a touch operatic, and just misses that heartbreaking tone by a hair.

Still, the pictures and the trailer reveal what looks like an authentic retelling of both the book and the musical. Unlike the trailer for The Great Gatsby which looks like Baz Luhrman is doing to the Jazz Age - in terms of the music anyway - what he did in Moulin Rouge. But I digress ...

In case you missed, I'm going to post the trailer for Les Miserables separately. The only thing that makes me truly unhappy is Eddie 'thick lips' Redmayne as Marius. Ugh. The release date is set for December 14.

2 comments:

  1. Anne Hathaway is so beautiful...but she will look better when her hair grows back, I think.

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  2. I run hot and cold on Anne Hathaway. I loved her in The Devil Wears Prada, Love and Other Drugs, not so much in One Day (admittedly, a pretty awful movie over all)and let's not even talk about the Princess Diaries. I think she is handsome at best but also tremendously talented. Thank God for her at last years academy awards cuz James Franco was clearly not doing his part of the co-hosting chores!

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