Anne Hathaway, who plays sickly prostitute Fantine in the big screen adaptation of the hit musical Les Miserables, has said that she had a gruelling time filming the movie, as she had to lose a drastic amount of weight.
She put herself on a near-starvation diet of two thin squares of dried oatmeal a day during the shoot and ended up losing 11kg. “I had to be obsessive about it - the idea was to look near death,” the Daily Telegraph quoted her as telling Vogue US.
Hathaway said that her new husband, Adam Schulman, helped her get through the ordeal. “The first time I really threw everything into a part, which was when I did Rachel Getting Married, there was no one waiting for me when I got back. This time, Adam was there,” she said. “He gets what I do and who I am and supports me in it, and that’s pretty awesome,” she added.