It took 26 years (since the musical first appeared on Broadway) to make the movie version of the musical (based on the French novel by Victor Hugo, written 150 years ago).
Les Miz features a star-studded cast including Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried, but it's Anne Hathaway who had to make the biggest physical changes to play the pivotal role of Fantine.
In order to get that edge-of-death-look, "I just had to stop eating, all for a total of thirteen days shooting," Anne told The Hollywood Reporter. (Kids, do not try this at home.) Anne lost twenty-five pounds total for the film.
But that's not all. "It was scary," Anne told TODAY, when asked about having to chop off her gorgeous brunette locks. "There was nothing to do except just let it happen."
In the trailer above, it sure looks (and sounds!) like Anne makes the cut.