Anne Hathaway’s Rep Shoots Down Crazy Les Miz Crash Diet Rumors

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Anne Hathaway once commented that all she could eat was “kale and dust” in order to squeeze into her Dark Knight Rises Catwoman outfit. So what’s she eating to portray an impoverished French sex worker in the 1800s? Apparently it’s still more than the 500 calories a day reported by the U.K.’s The Mirror. After the paper alleged Hathaway was attempting to lose 16 pounds in 20 days to shoot the death scene for her Les Miz character Fantine, Anne’s rep spoke out about the rumor. “The story is a huge exaggeration,” Stephen Huvane told HuffPo. “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.” See, if we were Hathaway, we would just demand the director give us some gaunt CGI cheekbones in post. Maybe only Oscar winners can request that? Next year, Anne!

Of course, Hathaway isn’t the only star dropping weight for the film. “Very excited about how the first days of filming are going!! Check out my convict look…but its changing soon,” Hugh Jackman tweeted on Monday, posting a particularly thin photo of himself with a scraggly beard. At least both Hugh and Anne only have to drop the weight temporarily. Sighed Jackman on Wednesday, “Awesome burger at Jamie Oliver’s restaurant in Portsmouth last night. After no carbs for ages…heaven!” Makes kale and dust like…well, like a pile of kale and dust.

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