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."

missloom 2nd-Dec-2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
I don't drink cow's milk anyway as I'm lactose intolerant, but I really see no problem in eating eggs. My dream is still to have a small farm and have my own chickens as pets. If my cat were able to lay eggs, I'd eat those too. I don't see my cat as an object.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
having pets in itself is against abolitionists because you are still treating the chickens and your cat as an object. your cat is YOURS because you have ownership of it, therefore it's your property. that's making it an object. gary francione says more about that if you look up what he has to say over it. think about it, you want to have a farm of chickens yet you are still not letting them just be chickens out in the wild, why do you HAVE to own them as pets? it doesn't make sense if you don't treat them as objects to be owned or used.
missloom 2nd-Dec-2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
I doubt Gary and I would agree on very many issues. I don't see anything wrong with domesticated animals. I can offer my cat a fulfilling live, just like I could the chickens; they don't suffer nor do they have a more philosophical understanding of freedom/"captivity". Quality of life is what matters to me.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
owning domesticated animals isnt innately wrong. its how you go about it. domestic animals are a creation of humans, they weren't here before we were. adopting a cat or dog or another domesticated animal to save its life or to take care of it until it dies is fine, as long as its spayed or neutered or doesn't make any more of its kind. the goal of abolitionists is eventually the idea of pets will be gone since there would be no more domestic animals anymore. i know that seems like a shock to some people but if you read this post about animals as pets it makes sense:


in our society for as long as i can remember the idea of pets has been around. that's because we've domesticated animals for so long. but at one point nobody owned pets. nobody OWNED another sentient being. like, we don't OWN our sisters, brothers, family members, etc. right? so why do we humans INSIST on OWNING other species? thats the idea abolitionists pose. it's really not a matter of how good the animals life is, it's about how we continue the cycle of ownership of sentient animals.
missloom 2nd-Dec-2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
While I am against keeping animals that belong in the wild and the mistreatment of pets, I think the idea of "owning" is somewhat modern. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I feel like the taming of some animals was quite a natural process - as friends, companions, equals in that sense. Accordingly, seeing domesticated dogs "die out" as a species sounds pretty drastic to me (I don't mean purebred dogs).
But anyway, I don't agree, so I will leave it at that for now.
xleighx 2nd-Dec-2012 03:21 pm (UTC)
...sorry, but I just completely disagree with everything you're saying here. Nope nope nope.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 03:28 pm (UTC)
well it's not like domestic animals randomly appeared on the planet, totally requiring the need of human interaction for survival like many domestic animals do now. sure there were probably really friendly ones but it was humans who took those ones, rounded them all up, and started breeding them. through this breeding they eventually got to the point where they are now where they can't survive without interaction with humans. they all weren't like that before we did it to them.
sozzney 2nd-Dec-2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
what a load of hypocritical bullshit.
grilled_cheese 3rd-Dec-2012 01:53 am (UTC)
the goal of abolitionists is eventually the idea of pets will be gone since there would be no more domestic animals anymore.

Oh, so basically now I know I am really not interested in this. Cool.
peddlestools 2nd-Dec-2012 04:09 pm (UTC)
and yet you volunteer at a no-kill shelter.

honey, what are you supposed to do with those kittens? keep them there indefinitely? what happens when you run out of room? i mean, i support the alley cat allies financially and i'm all for TNR, but i'm pretty sure adoptable pets should be adopted. we don't need more feral cat colonies.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 04:23 pm (UTC)
i never said i was against the adoption of companion animals. i encourage it like no other! people should be adopting as many companion animals as they can cause those animals need a good home cus they depend on human interaction to survive.
soavantgarde 2nd-Dec-2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
that sounds really interesting, thanks for the link!
missloom 2nd-Dec-2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! I'm a pescetarian right now, so not sure if I'd be able to do that myself, but I think that's a great way to live.
akasha6915 3rd-Dec-2012 07:55 am (UTC)
I at first thought you were going to mention Leirre Keith's "The Vegetarian Myth". But the urban farm idea has always been something I have wanted to do. I know several different couples that are doing that currently mostly with chickens, rabbits, and turkeys, and I think one has goats.
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