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Amanda Seyfried is looking pretty homely these days. But not to worry guys, it's just for authenticity's sake.

The 26-year-old actress has swapped her signature blonde locks for a plainer hairstyle while donning a brown shawl and hat appropriate to the miserable times her 19th-century character is living in.

Of course, she plays Cosette, the adopted daughter of Hugh Jackman's Jean Valjean, the fugitive hero at the center of the big-screen version of the hit Broadway musical Les Misérables, which is now filming in France under the direction of The King's Speech helmer Tom Hooper.

Along with Seyfried, the film costars Russell Crowe as Valjean's dogged pursuer, Inspector Javert; newcomer Eddie Redmayne as student revolutionary and Cosette's true love, Marius; Anne Hathaway as her forlorn (and shorn) mother, Fantine; and Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as those villainous innkeepers Thénardier and Madame Thénardier, respectively.

Despite the stripped-down look, Amanda's still a lovely lady in our book.

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