VOTE: Do You Prefer Anne Hathaway's Short Cut or Pixie Wig?

04/09/2012 at 03:30 PM ET

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Anne Hathaway‘s short cut came as a shock to many when she unveiled the look in London over the weekend (left). But it’s not the first time the star has sported a close crop for a role: in 2010, the actress wore a wig (right) to play Emma Morley in the movie One Day.

Though Hathaway’s One Day wig was quite feminine — almost Audrey Hepburn-esque — her new haircut is a bit grittier. It has a darker backstory, too; it was chopped for her role in Les Misérables, in which she plays Fantine, a single mother who sells her hair and turns to prostitution to feed her child. Perhaps the seriousness of the role is behind the actress’s decision to go short?

Hathaway is pretty enough to pull off any look, but we want to know what you prefer — her short cut or her pixie wig. Vote in our poll below!

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jarodgirl on

Maybe she’s playing a 12yr old boy in her next film?

Shahidah on

she looks great. It will grow back. I think you should always take a risk and do something drastic. Love long hair but love short hair too and glad I never been stunted to only have one.SHE ROCKS in the short do

Ashleigh on

So because she has short hair she looks like a boy? Get real. She looks amazing, no need to slam someone just because you don’t like it.

Tee on

I think once she glams it up with some makeup. I think that it looks severe now because the whole package is not together

cupcake on

i think she’s gorgeous with whatever hair length she sports!

Bill Stewart on

While the wig looks better, the cut is more appropriate for the role. If your at all familiar with Les Mis, Fantine is a poor person in 1800’s Paris.

Guest on

She can not pull of that short of a hair cut.

skg on

She looks good either way, but I think the expression on her face sells the wig. Might like her cut better, if she were smiling.

None of Your Busniess on

The real deal on Anne looks great, not everywoman can pull that style off!!

GO ANNE, U GO GIRL!

MNNOTNICE on

Her real hair cut looks really cool and edgy.

dramamama on

she’s not playing a 12 yr old boy–she is playing fantine from Les Miserables who sells her beautiful hair to send to her daughter and after that, has to become a prostitute to survive and ends up dying…it’s actually a wonderful role if you know the show…

The Accidental Somebody on

The cut for sure!! The wig makes her look frumpy. The short ‘do is sexy, sassy, and HOT!

JR on

LOVE the androgyny! She looks so edgy and cool!

Dee on

They should have given an option ‘C – neither’ because neither looks good

Jester on

She looks lovely in her new ‘do’. I agree with the poster that said “with a little make up applied” she will look even better.

Jon on

They’re both nice, but the cut is cool!

K on

i really don’t like her hair. it just doesn’t suit her. i like her with longer hair. should’ve just used a wig but i don’t like her in the pixie wig either

kiwi on

It’s hair and it grows back. It’s not like she cut off a limb.

Alisha on

I think she is wonderful and I like the cut but she really does look more like a guy. She actually looks ALOT like my nephew, in complete honesty. But who cares, to each their own!

Izzie on

Her nose is too big for a short cut.

Amanda K on

I like the haircut better than the wig but still don’t think it’s her best look.

RJ on

Swing and a miss. This haircut punctures her glamour in a much too permanent way. She should have considered a bad wig for the role instead.

JEANETTA on

In these photos, she doesn’t have the face for an ultra-short hairstyle, IMO. Could be these particular photos, though.

lanam on

I think she can pull off the pixie cut — sorta like Natalie Portman could as well…hair always grows back. I had a very stylish short cut awhile back but I didn’t go far as a pixie cut. Anne looks fab – wish she was smiling though, the press was prob driving crazy..

Shelby on

She looks really uncomfortable with her short haircut and, if a wig would help alleviate that until she’s finished filming her movie, she should go for it! The fact that she was willing to do this for a role shows how seriously she takes her work, and I admire that.

Abby on

Anne can do no wrong with her hair IMO. She looks great with the new cut. I like it.

Amaryllis on

I don’t like either. Short hair isn’t a good look for her.

Dash on

Oh my gosh, Anne pulled a Britney! At least she can always wear a hair piece or extensions if she wants it longer. If the short cut was the right thing for the part, then why not? She can afford to have any thing done to her hair if she don’t like it later.

Brandy on

Is there a pick for neither?

Wanda on

At least she has a choice in the length of her hair, there are people who lose their hair everyday to cancer. Is her hair that big of a deal?

Pogue Mahone on

Maybe she liked the way short hair looked when she had the wig before and so this time decided to cut it for real? I think it looks cute!

a.v on

is a male!! So, I don’t like.
is a boy, At least you must need makeup
No femenine

CJ on

It’s a shame – she really looks unhappy. Could be the paps in her face, but she also seems like she is trying to hide her haircut. She is beautiful no matter what. And her hair will grow back.

Kat on

Who cares if it looks good, she did it for a role. If any of you knew about the character she’s playing, then you’d be glad she cut her hair like that. Besides it’s not like it hasn’t been done before. Natalie Portman and Demi Moore shaved their heads for V for Vendetta and G.I. Jane.

Trazey on

gah anything to distract from GIANT clown features – that ‘joker’ slash of a mouth, the creepy black shark eyes?? Jesus I don’t understand how this woman is in entertainment, I’d use her to scare kids into eating their veggies

wilyfem on

I wonder how all these people making the rude comments would feel if as many people ripped on their hairstyle?

Tammy on

If the cut is for a role, it’s understandable. But IMO, very few women can pull that cut off. She can’t. It’s just too boyish and not a good look for most girls/women.

Mel on

I think she looks fantastic… Almost an Annie Lenix look…

dd on

that short of a haircut is not pretty on a girl…

Donna on

I am shocked she had it chopped so short with a wedding coming, yes hair does grow, but she won’t have that beautiful long mane anytime soon, because she’ll have to keep her hair short for the entire run of the play.

Kat on

Actually, she is playing Fantine in Les Mis so the short hair is completely appropriate. And good for her for taking the role so seriously. What a role!

Anne on

she totally looks like a dude

Donnie on

It looks horrid, absolutely horrid!

12junglecat34 on

I like her hair LONG only and not short.

12junglecat34 on

If I were an actress with long hair and I were playing a part that required my hair to be short or dude-like, I would insist on wearing a short pixie or dud-like wig. I would refuse to get my hair cut for that part.

Magneto on

She looks like Jason Biggs now

melinda on

she actually looks kinda cute with the haircut, so yeah, the haircut for sure, she looks more original, more secure with the haircut, definitely the haircut, its really workin for her, definitely.

melinda on

its funny cuz i always wanted to cut my hair short, well not that short, actually shorter, to see what i looked like and also just to cut it really short, that way it would grow back longer and thicker, oh well.

jude law lover! on

um……neither!!!! glad she just doing it for her new film though.

Dee on

She would be beautiful bald! Her beauty does not come from her hair, its those eyes and that smile.
Go Anne!!

Shoegal on

Great hair cut, shows off her face, her hair was getting too long anyway.

MICHELE on

NOW SHE LOOKS MORE LIKE A DUDE WITH BIG HORSE TEETH AHAHAHA

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