Anne Hathaway describes 25 pound weight loss for 'Les Miserables' as 'obsessive'
by Allyson Koerner
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In preparation for her role in “Les Miserables,” Anne Hathaway went above and beyond to ensure she fit the part. Besides chopping her long locks for a shorter cut, the actress has recently revealed she became “obsessive” over losing weight.

Hathaway plays sickly prostitute Fantine and, with that came a dramatic transformation. In the December issue of Vogue, the 30-year-old actress says, “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.”

Before production even started, Hathaway lost 10 pounds, and then another 15 by living on “two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste per day.”

That’s quite the diet and it didn’t bode well for the actress, “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.”

As an avid vegan, Hathaway is usually in the limelight for her health trends, so it’s no surprise this so-called “diet” is making headlines.

Do you think she went too far or is just a dedicated actress?

You can catch Hathaway’s Oscar-buzzing performance, alongside Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe and many other talents, when the film hits theaters this Christmas Day.

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