Actress Anne Hathaway has revealed the extreme measures she took to lose weight for her role in Les Miserables.
Anne Hahaway, 29, takes on the role of the tragic Fantine in the big screen version of the hit musical and she admits she was “state of deprivation, physical and emotional” when filming ended.
To prepare for the part of a dying prostitute in the Nineteenth century French underclass, Anne Hathaway had to shave all her hair off and lose a drastic amount of weight as she didn’t want to rely on props or special effects.
Anne Hathaway told Vogue magazine that she dropped 10 pounds before shooting began on a strict cleanse.
She then lost another 15 lbs by following a near-starvation diet during two-week break in filming, consisting of two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day, the magazine reports.
Anne Hathaway told Vogue magazine: “I had to be obsessive about it – the idea was to look near death. Looking back on the whole experience – and I don’t judge it in any way – it was definitely a little nuts.
“It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”
She said: “I was in such a state of deprivation – physical and emotional. When I got home, I couldn’t react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed. It took me weeks till I felt like myself again.
“The first time I really threw everything into a part, which was when I did Rachel Getting Married, there was no one waiting for me when I got back. This time, Adam [Schulman, her husband] was there.
“He gets what I do and who I am and supports me in it, and that’s pretty awesome.”
But now Anne Hathaway seems to have re-gained her curves and she positively glowed on the magazine’s front cover.
Her creamy complexion is flawless and just a hint of cleavage can be seen in her elegant bottle-green gown.
Her elfin crop is slicked back to show off her large eyes and generous mouth and her only accessories are a pair of heavy diamond studs.
Anne Hathaway also opens up about her September wedding to Schulman, 31.
The couple tied the knot in Big Sur, California, and Anne Hathaway wore a custom-made Valentino number.
She said working with the designer was a memory she will “treasure forever”.
Anne Hathaway also proved recently that it’s not just dramatic, high-brow roles she can turn her hand to.
She hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend and her raucous performances, including parodying Katie Holmes and Claire Danes, went down a storm.