If you hadn’t already heard, Anne Hathaway had been cast as the infamous Fantine in the newest film adaptation of Les Misérables. Hathaway has always been an incredible actress and it seems as if her performances only get better and better.
She’s obviously devoted to her profession, but is there such a thing as being too devoted? For her role as Fantine, Anne Hathaway lost 25 pounds. That’s right; 25 pounds were shed off of her already thin and in shape body (I mean, did you see her as Cat Woman?).
Hathaway was quoted in saying:
“Before the start of shooting, she went on a strict cleanse and lost ten pounds, which in the early scenes of the film gives her a gossamer quality. She then took two weeks off and lost another fifteen pounds by following a near-starvation diet, consisting of two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day. ‘I had to be obsessive about it—the idea was to look near death,’ she recalls. ‘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.’”
Can you imagine only eating dried oatmeal paste? For a role in a film? I absolutely commend her on her devotion, but is this too much? Her health must have suffered, and is that truly worth it?
What do you think about this issue?
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