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OTRC: Anne Hathaway: 'Cutting my hair reduced me to like mental patient crying'

Anne Hathaway appears during an interview on 'Live! With Kelly' on July 12, 2012. / Hathaway appears in a promotional photo for the 2011 Academy Awards.

Anne Hathaway said it was actually her idea to cut off her own hair for a scene in the upcoming musical film "Les Miserables," but that did not make going through the scene and parting with her long locks any easier.

"I wasn't expecting it to be such a big deal because it was my idea. You know, it was something I wanted to do for a long time and I knew it's something the character did," Hathaway said during her interview on "Live! with Kelly" on July 12. "So I just offered it to the director [Tom Hooper] and he said, 'Yes.'"

"And then as it got closer, I just thought, 'Oh I can't really take it back now,'" she added. "I've now done backflips out of windows, I've jumped off of buildings and cutting my hair reduced me to like mental patient crying."

Hathaway cut off her hair around April. She plays Fantine in the upcoming film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Les Miserables."

In the musical, Fantine is fired from her factory job and sells her necklace, her hair and finally, her body so she can continue to send money to a nasty innkeeper and his wife who are taking care of her young daughter Cosette.

The role of Fantine was originally played by Patti Lupone in London's West End. Susan Boyle sang her solo song "I Dreamed a Dream" for her on-stage audition of "Britain's Got Talent," which made her a viral sensation and later, an international star.

"I was inconsolable," Hathaway said about shooting the big scene. The film also stars Russell Crowe, Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter.

The 29-year-old actress appeared on the morning show to promote the upcoming film "The Dark Knight Rises." In the film, Hathaway plays the iconic character of Catwoman / Selina Kyle. "The Dark Knight Rises" is set for release on July 20.

"Les Miserables" will hit theaters on December 14. Check out the trailer below.

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