As you may or may not know (from my personal vandetta against certain casting choices for the film), Anne Hathway has been cast as Fantine in Les Miserables, and sources say she’s turned to crash dieting.
According to UK gossip mags, Anne Hathaway has put herself on a 500 calorie/day diet in order to lose 16 pounds for the role of Fantine, the doomed mother of Cosette (but we won’t get into plot details). Yikes.
But before you begin spreading that rumour around, the gossip magazines have lived up to their reputations with E! online has confirmed that the story is false. According to Anne Hathaway’s rep, the story is a “huge exaggeration.”
“She is losing weight for the part,” Anne Hathaway’s rept confirms. “But not that much. Just enough for her to look more frail, as she is playing a dying prostitute.” (Spoiler alert!)
“She is eating more than 500 calories.”
Well that’s a relief. Either way, here’s hoping she’s going about it healthily – she’s Anne Hathaway, not an actual victim of the French Revolution. (Spoiler alert – again.)