ANNE Hathaway has revealed she cut her own hair in lockdown and was so "freaked out" by the prospect of a stylist outside her Covid bubble fixing it, she left it as it was.

This means the Les Miserables actress, 38, is seen with her self-styled locks in new movie, rather appropriately titled, Locked Down.

Brooklyn-born Anne told Radio Times of her coronavirus lockdown experience, and said: "I stayed at a house in London, where I took quarantine very seriously.

"I was so serious about it that I gave myself a haircut because I realised it had gone too far.

"When I started work on set, I assumed my hair stylist would be able to give me a professional do – but then he informed me that he actually didn’t cut hair.

"He asked me if I wanted to have someone else come to set to clean it up, but I was so freaked out by the thought of being in contact with someone outside the filming bubble that I said no."



She added: "My hair in the film is the hair I cut myself, which felt very 2020.”

Anne spent her initial lockdown in California with actor husband Adam Shulman, 39, and their sons Jonathan, four, and Jack, one.

She said: “Adam is great. If you’re going to be quarantined with another adult, my husband is the one.”

But she admits the family still struggled. She has said: “In the early days of lockdown we were all so overwhelmed and there was a lot to process and I needed a release but I didn’t want to scare my kids, so I screamed into a pillow a lot."


It is a move she improvised in her new film, which tells the story of a couple on the verge of splitting up until Covid restrictions mean they are stuck together at their London home.

Anne’s character Linda, an American ex-pat, attempts to drown her sorrows with wine during endless Zoom calls.

Meanwhile, her angry husband Paxton (played by 12 Years A Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor) stockpiles toilet rolls.

But when he is furloughed they put their differences aside to steal a £3million diamond from Harrods.


The film, which also stars Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Ben Stiller and Ben Kingsley, was made in London in just 18 days in September last year.

Meanwhile, Anne is no stranger to her hair being in the spotlight, after she shaved her locks for her role as tragic Fantine in the film version of Victor Hugo's novel, Les Miserables.

The strict diet and long hours left her on the brink of collapsing.

The Princess Diaries actress, who saw her big break in Hollywood at the age of 19, spoke of the internet hate she faced following the movie.


Anne exclusively told The Sun her mindset after winning her Oscar for Les Mis and said: “You’re supposed to be happy. I didn’t feel that way.

"I felt wrong that I was standing there in a gown that cost more than some people are going to see in their lifetime, and winning an award for portraying pain that still felt very much a part of our collective experience as human beings.

“I tried to pretend that I was happy and I got called out on it, big time.”

As well as her husband, Anne turned to the friends she has known since childhood to help her cope with the trolling, praising her close network for getting her through.

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