"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.You cast a minimally curvaceous woman for a part, and she goes and starves herself to death instead of going on a Ding Dong binge to celebrate? Go figure.
"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."
The star of such films as Havoc (2005), a raunchy straight to DVD movie) and Brokeback Mountain (2005) which made male homosexuality romantic, (NSFW links) as well as more traditional "The Princess Diaries I & II (2001), Get Smart (2008) and "Dark Knight Rises" (2012), found that eating like a peasant was hard work:
"I was in such a state of deprivation – physical and emotional," she said. "When I got home, I couldn't react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed. It took me weeks till I felt like myself again."Celebrate the end of the diet with a Ding Dong, while you can still find one.
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