While promoting “Les Miserables” in 2012, Hathaway revealed that she lost so much weight that she had a difficult time sleeping. At one point she lost 14 pounds in 14 days. (It’s healthy to lose one pound a week — not a day!). The actress lost a total of 25 pounds while making the film in order to authentically play Fantine, who sells her hair and teeth in order to survive.
According to the source, Hathaway is hungry a lot because of the long stretch of time between meals. Who wouldn’t be! It also “makes her cranky and tough to be around.”Hathaway didn’t look particularly thin last month during her “The Intern” press tour. She seemed to be carrying a healthy weight, which is refreshing in Hollywood.
And today the 29-year-old actress displayed the results of the regime, which saw her consuming just 500 calories a day – significantly less than the recommended daily allowance of 2,000 calories a day – as she shot scenes for the movie alongside Hugh Jackman in London.
Anne was seen wearing a pale lilac short-sleeved dress as she shot the scenes on the balcony location, standing next to Jackman – who sported unruly grey hair for his part. The actress’ once-lustrous long brown hair had also been replaced by a blunt crop, necessary for the role of the hungry, dying prostitute.
It is believed that Anne has lost around 16lbs in just three weeks in preparation for the beginning of shooting. ‘Producers have assigned her a personal trainer and she is literally eating nothing more than a couple of apples a day, and some protein – mainly in the form of a shake.’ However, producers are said to be making sure doctors keep a close eye on the actress during the short-term diet. Meanwhile, in the movie Hugh is playing Jean Valjean, a poor man on the run from the police after he was released from prison after a 19 year stretch for stealing bread for his family.
Hathaway told EW.com at the time, “Before we started filming I lost 10 pounds and from the beginning of filming to when she (Fantine) is arrested, I had 14 days to lose 14 pounds, and I ended up losing 15. I lost 25 pounds total. I couldn’t sleep. I was so starving, my body was keeping me awake at night, like it was telling me, ‘Go look for food!’ I was kind of in this otherworldly, slightly ecstatic manic state all the time.”