Anne Hathaway reveals oatmeal paste diet for Les Miserables
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Hollywood starlet Anne Hathaway credits a strict diet of dried oatmeal paste for helping her shed some 11kg for her role in the forthcoming big screen musical Les Miserables.
"I had to be obsessive about it - the idea was to look near death," Hathaway told Vogue about preparing for her role as the consumptive prostitute Fantine in the musical version of Victor Hugo's classic 19th century French novel.
Hathaway, 30, told the December edition of the magazine, that she first lost 5kg to begin filming and then later dropped another 7kg by eating nothing but two thin pieces of oatmeal paste a day.
"Looking back on the whole experience - and I don't judge it in any way - it was definitely a little nuts," said The Dark Knight Rises actress. "It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that's who Fantine is anyway."