Anne Hathaway did her best to make her role on Les Mis as ethical as possible. The vegan actress had all her shoes made to be cruelty free so her wardrobe wouldn’t hurt any animals.
However, what her vegan boots stepped on? That’s a different story. Hathaway recently said, “For some reason, for the dock scenes, (Hooper) wanted us to have dead fish, for days, and days and days on end and of course this was the first role that I’ve done since going vegan, so there I am in period-looking pleather shoes, stepping on dead fish, and I was having a real crisis of conscience.”
Being a vegan in a non vegan world can often make a person feel like they are compromising their ethics. But walking on dead fish that were purchased just to have in the scene? That had to be tough for Anne to swallow…and smell. Still, we love her decision to protect animals in every possible way she could control.
The vegan star wasn’t the only one who questioned the decision to use real dead fish. Russell Crow reportedly commented on the “fetid” air.