Anne Hathaway goes back to brunette: good decision or disappointing?

Three weeks ago, Anne Hathaway showed up at the Met Gala with a dramatic new look: platinum blonde hair! The idea of Annie as a blonde wasn’t everybody’s favorite idea, although I still think that Anne looked pretty righteous at the Met Gala. The problem came AFTER the Met Gala, when she didn’t have a team of stylists and professional hair-fluffers on call. Then she just looked kind of washed out and rough. Well, these are some new photos of Annie in NYC yesterday, and she’s dyed it back to brown. Thank God!

Anne Hathaway has gone back to the dark side. Just three weeks after debuting a striking blonde hue at the Met Gala, the Oscar-winning actress, 30, was spotted grabbing coffee in NYC on Tuesday, May 28 sporting her more typical brunette shade — her pixie cut swept tomboy-style to the side.

The Les Miserables star visited the Hollywood salon of star stylist Marie Robinson May 23 for the dye job, and a source tells Us Weekly it’s all for her next movie role in Song One. In the recently announced project, Hathaway’s first since winning her Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in February, the star will play “a young woman who strikes up a relationship with her ailing brother’s favorite musician,” according to a press release.

It will be produced by her husband Adam Shulman, Jonathan Demme and Marc Platt alongside Worldview Entertainment.

As for her brief foray into blonde territory? “I don’t know that you could tell it by looking at me, but Debbie Harry was [my inspiration],” Hathaway told at the the Costume Institute Gala in NYC May 6, where she paid tribute to Blondie’s frontwoman with the aforementioned tresses and a vintage Valentino gown.

[From Us Weekly]

Song One sounds like such a weird project. Some of us (me) theorized that Anne was keeping the blonde for Interstellar, the Christopher Nolan sci-fi film which she’ll be working on at some point this year too. But I guess Song One producers (her husband?) wanted brunette Annie. Maybe Nolan will ask for blonde Annie?

By the way, there’s an addendum to that whole Valentino Oscar Dress Situation. The backstory: Anne was supposed to wear an off-white lace Valentino gown to the Oscars, until she discovered that Amanda Seyfried was going to wear a similar-looking McQueen. Anne threw a fit and ended up wearing a nipply Prada gown. Then last week, Nicole Kidman wore a white lace Valentino gown and everyone was like, “Huh, is Nicole Kidman wearing the hell out of Anne Hathaway’s cast-offs?” The answer, it seems, is NO. Nicole did wear a gown that was very, very similar to the Valentino gown Anne was supposed to wear, but it wasn’t the same gown or the same design. You can see the differences in the two gowns here at Us Weekly. All it proves to me is that Valentino needs to stop making so many fussy, bridal-looking white gowns.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Lucy2 says:

    Good move- the blonde wasn’t as flattering.

  2. Anna says:

    I think the gown confusion is a result of the fact that it WAS, in fact, Nicole’s gown, whose photos circulated immediately post-Oscar. The runway pix of that dress – not the more lavender one w/silver embroidery – were captioned as ‘the dress Anne was supposed to wear.’ Which made the whole drama seem bizarre bc it was not at all similar to Amanda’s McQueen. Now it makes a lot more sense, because that non-Nicole Valentino is much closer to the McQ.

  3. Insomniac says:

    I liked the blonde as a fun change, but I’m glad she didn’t keep it.

  4. Marty says:

    I think she looked good at the Met Gala too, but I’m so tired of knowing what all these women’s boobs look like! Where’s the mystery?

  5. LaurieH says:

    The blonde was hideous. Anne has gorgeous porcelain skin and nothing showcases that better than dark hair. It’s a beautiful combination. The blonde just washed her out and aged her.

  6. LadyMTL says:

    I’m glad she got rid of the blonde because it seemed to me that she didn’t know what to do with it. The brown suits her and is sort of her “trademark” look in any case.

  7. Ruyana says:

    I didn’t think the blonde was a good look for her. For some reason it made her nose seem much larger and more obvious. I don’t know why, that’s just what it looked like to me.

  8. bettyrose says:

    Why isn’t she growing it out? Is she waiting on another Oscar?

  9. Janet says:

    Much better. The blonde wasn’t flattering and made her look all washed out,

  10. Barrett says:

    I would get freaked about dealing with all that dying of hair and processing! Ugh must be he’ll on the hair for these celebs…

  11. VioletCrumble says:

    Dark hair suits her better, but I’m still not enamoured of her. Tres ordinaire.

  12. evie says:

    film produced by her husband? DListed said she’s an archaeologist who sings! God …

  13. Shijel says:

    I’m indifferent about the hair. However what caught my eye is that girl has put on a tiny bit much-needed weight. Doesn’t look nearly as washed out as she did before.

  14. Shelly says:

    She looked great as a blonde at the Met Gala, but in her day-to-day life I think brunette suits her more.

  15. Bea Carter says:

    Thank God! The blonde wasn’t flattering at ALL. She looks amazing brunette!

  16. Wd says:

    Much better. She was a really fake-looking blonde. We real blondes don’t appreciate that look.

  17. Jolene says:

    What drove me nuts was the big black eyebrows and the blonde hair.. It was weird. It would have looked better if she lightened the brows just a bit.

  18. Victory says:

    I thought she looked so awesome at the Met gala. Wish she would either have short blonde hair styled like that or long brown hair.

    The brown short hair i think makes her look more average, instead of showing how beautiful she really is.