Anne Hathaway says getting her hair cut short for 'Les Miserables' was ''scarier'' than jumping off buildings.

The 29-year-old actress got her tresses trimmed for her role of Fantine in Tom Hooper's forthcoming big-screen adaptation, and she admits it was ''terrifying'' compared to some of the stunts she has to do in her portrayal of Catwoman in 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

She said: ''It was terrifying. I didn't expect it because in this film ['The Dark Knight Rises'], I do backflips out of windows, I jump off of buildings, I do all sorts of scary things but nothing was as scary as cutting my hair off.''

Anne recently admitted she was ''inconsolable'' when she saw the result of her latest haircut after the majority of her locks were chopped off, and the brunette beauty said she was reduced to a ''mental patient'' level of tears.

She said: ''[I was reduced to] a mental patient level of crying ... I was inconsolable.''