Anne Hathaway Was ‘Really Sick’ After Losing Weight For ‘Les Mis’ Role
Anne Hathaway’s Oscar-winning role in Les Miserables took a toll on her body. The actress recently told People magazine that she lost nearly 25 pounds to play Fantine.
“I’d lost an unhealthy amount of weight in two weeks,” she explained. “I didn’t know anything about nutrition. I taxed my body, and my brain bore the brunt of it for a while. I just felt very anxious and very lost at that time,” adding, “that weight loss was not a long-term good thing for my health, and it took a really long time to come back from it. And I was still really sick because of it.”
“I had just turned 30. I had just gotten married,” she recalled. “Even the most positive thing can be upheavals to your identity. So to just have this moment and not really know who I was — and the moment when you just feel like you’re on display — it wasn’t a comfortable feeling. And I didn’t do what I hoped that I would if I ever found myself in that moment.”
Watch her interview at People magazine.