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."

bluekrinkle 2nd-Dec-2012 12:25 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry that's been your experience :(

I've had it sort of the other way around; I'm always asked "But what do you eat...?". And it always baffles me. It becomes a little redundant because the person asking is never satisfied and always thinks my answers aren't enough and I should just eat meat anyway, etc.
I never bring it up unless asked.
Also, my family members don't seem to understand why I can't eat just a little bit of meat every once in a while.
starchain 2nd-Dec-2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
My best friend dated a vegan for a while and we hang out a lot with him and his friend and it was good to be educated but once you've done your part and you see I've either decided not to follow your lead or I am not ready yet, you have to stop preaching.

I know there are a lot of assholes around, I'm sorry you get bugged about your lifestyle. People just don't know enough yet.
bluekrinkle 2nd-Dec-2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
I don't think people realize how off putting they can be to try to force someone. Also, you can't force someone. Even after I stopped eating meat, I used to drool over my husbands dinner when he ate steaks (though he became a veggie three months after I did. By choice!). I did it because it was my choice though. If it's not something you really want to do, it wont stick. Anyone attempting to manhandle someone into it is being an idiot. Forget them.

I guess it's just life. People are going to annoy you about anything they can! I try to be helpful to people who are honestly interested and try to short answer my way out of hostility. ;)
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