To shoot some specific scenes in her new movie Les Misérables, Anne Hathaway is on a crazy crash diet.
That is seriously unhealthy.
An insider said:
"Anne is playing a destitute factory worker-come-lady of the night.
Unfortunately, she only has 15 to 20 days to lose as much weight as possible – up to a stone and a half – because she's been filming the scenes showing her fit and healthy, almost slightly chubby.
It's not ideal but, as with any high-budget movie, there are strict time constraints."
This seems really dangerous but it really shows her commitment to her craft.
On how she's doing it, a producer said:
"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.
Anne knows the risk of such an extreme diet and will undergo weekly medicals to make sure everything is still functioning as it should do."
A diet like this should never be used in any circumstances really.
If you're losing more than 1-2 pounds per week, you could be losing muscle mass as well.
So you'll weigh less but look worse.
UPDATE: Anne's rep has spoken out about the "crash" diet. She said:
"The story is a huge exaggeration. Anne is on a special diet, but is not looking to lose that much weight and she's consuming more than 500 calories a day.
She just needs to look more frail as she is playing a prostitute who is dying of tuberculosis."
Okay, that's good to know, because 500 calories a day is ridiculous. That wouldn't be unhealthy, that'd be a death sentence.
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