In a move straight out of costar Christian Bale’s acting playbook, Anne Hathaway adopted an extreme diet and exercise regimen to tone her body for The Dark Knight Rises, then lost 25 pounds for Les Misérables.
The Vogue cover girl discussed her intense body transformations in December’s issue. After enduring a vegan diet and 10 months of weight training, martial arts, and yoga to play Catwoman opposite Bale, she went on a cleanse then took up a “near-starvation diet” consisting of two squares of dried oatmeal paste a day to play Fantine.
“I had to be obsessive about it — the idea was to look near death,” she told the magazine. “Looking back on the whole experience — and I don’t judge it in any way — it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”