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Hathaway happy to be heavy

hollywood Updated: Dec 23, 2010 01:03 IST
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Hollywood beauty Anne Hathaway has no qualms in piling up pounds for a role if the script demands her character to be bigger. The Oscar-nominated actor, who essayed the role of a Parkinson’s Disease sufferer, Maggie Murdock in the film

Love & Other Drugs

, lost some weight for her part to showcase the effects of medication, but would have easily bulked up if the role required,

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“When it came time to decide how the character would look, I did a lot of research into the side-effects Parkinson’s medication would have on the human body and I actually found that in the majority of the cases it would cause people to lose weight, so that was kind of the jumping off point for how she would look in the film.”

“But it wasn’t resting on that — had the medication caused people to gain weight, I would have gained weight and still done the nudity,” said the 28-year-old actor.

However, the

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star believes nudity was an integral part of the film as it helped her and her co-star Jake Gyllenhaal explore “intimacy” in an aesthetic way. “I thought the nudity was an essential part of the story and the intimacy Jake and I can feel together and how the relationship shifts from sex into love.”