Boy does Anne Hathaway sure know how to get into character – in order to effectively portray the role of Fantine in Les Miserables, Anne went to extreme measures.
The movie is set during the French revolution, where her character plays a starving prostitute who chops off her hair in attempt to trade it for food. We saw pictures last week of Anne’s shorn locks, and it’s quite obvious that she has altered her diet as well. The recent pictures of the actress on set have her looking much frailer than we are used to seeing, further confirming rumors that Anne was at one point eating only 500 calories a day to prepare for the role.
I’m all for getting into character, so long as it’s done safely. I’ll admit I’m looking forward to seeing her in this movie, it looks to be a good one!
Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge more photos of Anne Hathaway and actor Hugh Jackman filming scenes for their new film “Les Miserables.”
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