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."

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.
happythree 2nd-Dec-2012 06:16 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your willingness to listen.

Also, it's hard in a country where the mere suggestion of regulation in an industry pisses about 50% of the population off to advocate for changes to how we treat animals, so I give you props for doing so. I wish the country could have a modern The Jungle moment, but we've become so systemically detached from the production of our food that it's difficult to imagine how that could happen.
alouds 2nd-Dec-2012 06:22 pm (UTC)
yup. animal rights is a rly big thing that is involved in so much more than food. i just wish suffering of them was lessened as much as possible, thats all. different things like guide animals, therapy animals for the epileptic, etc are things with very different ethical situations than just the diet of animal products or the use of fur for fashion etc. animal welfare is really important bc there HAS to be exceptions, as people have pointed out to me which i agree with now that is has been introduced to me.
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