3:07 am - 12/02/2012

Vegan Anne Hathaway flaunts 25-lb weight loss

Actress Anne Hathaway, who lost 25 pounds on a crash diet for the film, "Les Misérables," looks sporty and sassy in the January 2013 issue of Glamour.

The slender 5-foot-8 Anne dons a white tank top and black underwear that accentuate her lean thighs. Hathaway, 30, admitted she essentially starved herself to look the part of the emaciated Fantine in the tragedy, "Les Misérables."

"I had to be obsessive about it; the idea was to look near death," Hathaway told Vogue. "Looking back on the whole experience, it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway."

Anne lost 10 pounds before shooting began, and then lost another 15 pounds during a two-week break in filming by eating only two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste a day. Hathaway's competitive personality enabled her to stick to her extreme low-calorie diet.

"I like to fight for a job," she says. "You feel like you've emerged from the scrap, and you're like, 'OK, this one's mine. Did it. Done.' "

Transforming herself physically is nothing new for the dedicated Anne, who worked out five days a week to play Catwoman in "The Dark Knight Rises." In addition to gym workouts, Hathaway underwent stunt training, did strength exercises as well as 90 minutes of dance every day.

Anne, who switched to a vegan diet while training for "The Dark Knight Rises," has really embraced the plant-based eating plan.

"I don't go the soy-meat route; I have a really plant-based diet," she said. "So I wind up cooking at home a lot. Kale is amazing. Spelt [a kind of wheat] pasta is amazing. I can't do the white-flour stuff. It makes me really ill."

strict_joy 2nd-Dec-2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
... how so?
hrhobo 2nd-Dec-2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
here is one example about quinoa, which is a good source of protein: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2110890-2,00.html

the sudden quinoa demand, while improving bolivia's argicultural economy, has created territorial disputes between farmers. more land is being changed to accommodate more quinoa farms, which effects land used for growing other stuff. etc etc etc.
poisoned_summer 2nd-Dec-2012 01:19 pm (UTC)
is this the best example u have lol farmers are gettin into fights bc more n more ppl want their products..
hrhobo 2nd-Dec-2012 03:39 pm (UTC)
did u read the article.

there are also some other stuff that you can complain about how minor it is.
ohsnap 2nd-Dec-2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
i am completely in agreement about quinoa, but people who eat meat eat quinoa. it is not exclusive to vegan/vegetarians.
hrhobo 2nd-Dec-2012 03:44 pm (UTC)
true true. still, i think veganism sometimes goes hand in hand w/ the ~bougie world market~ scene here in the US.

anyway, basically i think alouds is being a little obtuse in this thread.
ohsnap 2nd-Dec-2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
I don't know, I live in Brooklyn and the bougie food scene has both the veganism aspect but also a strong meat eating element. It's like yeah, locally sourced boar meat from a hipster butcher that I slow smoked myself in my backyard! BACON BACON BACON!

I think it's a gendered part of this upper class food consumption, where bacon is manly and put on everything and vegetarian foods are feminine and therefore restrained and healthy. And you find both elements on bougie menus.

Anyway I more or less agree with a lot of that poster's points but they aren't going about the conversation the way I would.
ediesedgwick 2nd-Dec-2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
This is really interesting, thank you. I am not going to say that this is not an important problem, and I would never argue that plant-based farming has no impact on the environment because that is obviously not the case. But this problem is less severe than if everything was identical except that it was about a meat-based product, because animals are just much less land- and energy-efficient than plants. Like quinoa farming is changing the ecosystem, but they'd have to change it exponentially more to meet the same increase in demand for an animal-based food.

This will make me think about how much quinoa I eat though.
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