Earlier this year, Anne Hathaway buzzed off her hair to play consumption-addled prostitute Fantine in what may be the most depressing Christmas movie of all time: 'Les Miserables.'

But what she didn't expect was that the new 'do would make her look like a boy. More specifically, a gay boy.

"When I eventually looked in the mirror I just thought I looked like my gay brother," Hathaway admitted during a screening of the film on Nov. 23.

And yes, she really does have a gay brother. In fact, she's known for donating money to same-sex marriage causes. So props to her for that.

But in addition to stealing her haircut from a circa-2007 Britney Spears, Hathaway also starved herself to look near death, eating only two squares of oatmeal paste a day to drop 25 pounds off her already slim Catwoman body.

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

Thankfully for the actress, her anorexic figure and tragic 'do -- which ruined her wedding photos and landed her on our recent bad hair list -- will probably score her an Oscar nomination.

After all, the Academy loves nothing more than pretty girls willing to be ugly. For a few million dollars, of course.