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."

ladyvoldything 2nd-Dec-2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
because blind people need help 24/7, not on a 9-to-5 schedule with weekends and vacation leave. blind people need help EVERYWHERE. they need help without wanting to feel like they have a babysitter and a mommy. the dignity you lose by having a person leading you around is immeasurable, but with a dog you keep your dignity, your control of your life, your mental health.

the lack of realism is astounding. we don't have robots smart enough to be effective guides and most blind people couldn't afford that shit anyway.

what about other kinds of therapy animals? therapy animals for mental health? dogs who can smell epileptic seizures?

at least pretend you care about disabled people more than dogs. just try.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 05:08 pm (UTC)
the only reason why people "lose their dignity" by not having a person around you is because our society VIEWS that as something to be ashamed of. that's a completely separate thing to discuss. i already stated that if we don't have robots smart enough to be effect guides yet then we should work towards making them, and economics is another issue at large period. thats why veganism intersects with class like i already said. why do we NEED animals to be therapists when humans are able to be therapists? the whole ~oh an animal gives me a love like no other~ is only because humans domesticated animals themselves. as far as dogs who can smell epileptic seizures, thats something i can't deny is a good ability but we still shouldn't keep breeding dogs who can do that just to benefit us. we should do more research on trying to stop and remedy seizures instead.
ladyvoldything 2nd-Dec-2012 05:12 pm (UTC)
because that's not how the FUCKING WORLD WORKS. it is PROVEN that cats and dogs and mini horses can bring real, measurable improvements to health in hospital and hospice and mental health care, when human health carers aren't.

that research and development? it takes time. it takes years. it takes decades. in the meantime, REAL PEOPLE are dying from dangerous seizures and living half-lives due to poor blindness intervention and not having access to therapy animals, and what you propose would cause real HUMAN suffering while technology tries to catch up.

the need for dignity and independence isn't just societal. it's a human need. how DARE you deny that to the blind or disabled? because you don't care about their needs as much as your high-handed vegan views? fuck you and your ableism. it's honestly disgusting.

i was pretty much wasting time with the agriculture thing, but this is really, truly disgusting.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 05:16 pm (UTC)
where did i say that this isn't a reason to not be vegan? i already stated that health reasons are included and the blind and disable fall under that. i already know research and development takes time, so in the mean time guide animals and therapy animals that are around would have to do their job even if its immoral since like you say some people don't have a choice. that's caring about their needs, so fuck off calling me ableist.
ladyvoldything 2nd-Dec-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
and what if your dream came true, and everyone stopped training new therapy animals today?

in 10 or 15 years existing therapy animals would all die out.

what if the necessary research took 40 years? in the mean time, the various disabled communities that needed animals all suffer massive income and mental health hits because of the damage to their independence and self-image from relying on human carers? would that be an acceptable loss to you?
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
you raise a good point and reason to keep training new therapy animals then. i have no idea how long research for that kind of technology will take, so if training an already existing companion animal meant giving that companion animal a home and benefitting disabled communities in the meantime, then i have to accept that. veganism intersects with class all the time so i know it would be extremely difficult for disabled people to not use guide animals in favor of really expensive vegan options. like i keep saying, economics is a good reason to not be vegan right now in our society.
_cheshire 2nd-Dec-2012 11:36 pm (UTC)
totally randomly jumping in here, but thanks for this comment. the ableism and stupidity bleeding from the commentor above is just ridiculous

Edited at 2012-12-02 11:37 pm (UTC)
onyx_obsidian 3rd-Dec-2012 05:04 am (UTC)
I agree with you on this. I might sympathize with a lot of vegan beliefs, but abolition of responsible pet ownership is not something I'll ever support. And in the case of guide or therapy dogs, these dogs clearly enjoy what they are doing, and you can see that they actually like having a purpose and getting that love in return. It is rewarding for both human and animal. And they enjoy very good lives most of the time. Better than any poor feral dog scrounging for food and starving to death.
derrobitch 2nd-Dec-2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
the only reason why people "lose their dignity" by not having a person around you is because our society VIEWS that as something to be ashamed of.


how the fuck don't you understand why a disabled person - a human fucking being - would want autonomy and independence like any other regular person? you are fucking clueless. this is not a societal issue, this is a human need, how does someone not grasp this? keep fighting for the rights~ of animals because you clearly have no clue when it comes to your fellow man.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
how does a human being using a guide not allow them autonomy? lol if a blind person has a guide that doesn't mean they don't have the right to autonomy wtf
ladyvoldything 2nd-Dec-2012 05:24 pm (UTC)
so did your mom mix the formula with lead paint or what
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 05:30 pm (UTC)
instead of being rude why don't you help me understand how having a human guide doesn't let a person have the right to autonomy? if a person is blind or disabled and needs an animal to help guide them, i don't see how that prevents them from autonomy? they still have every right to their own body
nemo_011 2nd-Dec-2012 08:13 pm (UTC)
mte, they sound crazy
bittermunchkin 2nd-Dec-2012 06:00 pm (UTC)
Um, as someone who is independently employed to aid a blind person, and has been for years, I can tell you that relying solely on humans would definitely affect their autonomy. Blind people are not all wealthy enough to pay people a high enough wage to offer incentive for them to dedicate their lives to helping them. The man I work for is better off than most, and lucky in that he doesn't have to work, but he still has problems with turn over from the people he hires. I'm a college student, and I was hired with the awareness that I wouldn't be available for winter and summer periods, and yet he begs me not to go on breaks (in which I visit my family) because he doesn't think he can rely on the other people he's hired. Long story short, relying on humans certainly does affect their autonomy.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 06:02 pm (UTC)
i didn't take this into consideration until now. thank you for pointing this very important reason for an exception for guide animals.
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