We’d like to start by saying that we love our work. We just love pizza, ice cream cakes and those Girl Scout cookies with the coconut a hell of a lot more. And that’s the thing that separates us from the truly great actors. Well, that and a zillion KFC buckets worth of talent! Uber-dedicated movie stars will sometimes go the extra mile and put their bodies through insane physical transformations that make us sore just watching them up there on the big screen. Many hit the gym ruthlessly to purge every excess pound from their body and slim down, while some (occasionally) take a few weeks to pack on the pounds for a role. If it were us we’d choose the pound-packing parts exclusively, but hey!
More recently Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto took the tougher route and each shed an unbelievable amount of weight for their respective roles. Anne famously lost 25 pounds for the part of Fantine in the big screen adaptation of Les Miserables by eating two thin squares of oatmeal paste a day! We imagine that includes no dessert? McConaughey jettisoned his Magic Mike six-pack to play the HIV positive lead in Dallas Buyers Club, and his whopping 40 pound weight loss has lead some to wonder if he’s going too far. It’s got to be rough, but they certainly aren’t the first famous folks to go through such a dramatic body overhaul before going in front of the camera. Head on down to the gallery below for more thespians who took their bodies to crazy town, all in the name of their art. Sit down with a nice bag of chips and enjoy!
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Guys, can we talk about Anne Hathaway‘s weight for a second? Everyone else on the planet seems to be. Yesterday Us Magazine declared, “Anne Hathaway Debuts Drastically Skinny Look on Les Miserables Set” along with a snapshot of Anne in costume with cropped hair. RadarOnline proclaimed today that “Anne Hathaway’s Dramatic Weight Loss ‘Could Strike A Hard Blow To Her Metabolism’ Warns Expert,” even quoting a nutritional expert as being “distressed to see her looking so thin, drawn, pale and haggard.” Despite the fact that the actress’s rep has already denied allegations that she is on some kind of crazy crash diet for the movie, it seems that everyone and their mother is deeply, personally worried about Anne Hathaway’s eating habits. Upon realizing that, the righteous spirit of Ashley Judd filled us and we felt it extremely necessary to point out that, guys? Anne Hathaway doesn’t look that much different than she normally does.
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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We never in a million years thought we’d have to play Sherlock Holmes to locate Rihanna‘s booty. Just kidding, it’s what we went to college for! “It’s difficult to have any kind of routine when your schedule is that crazy. So I really have no idea how I’m continuously losing weight,” the Talk That Talk singer complained on Ryan Seacrest‘s KIIS FM show this morning. “It’s actually pretty annoying. Now, I don’t have a butt, no boobs — already had no boobs — so annoying!” Now Riri, we understand that hours upon hours of air grinding under merciless stage lights every night is bound to take its toll on the body, but no butt? We have months and months of booty pics we’d like to submit as evidence to the contrary:
Exhibit A: Rihanna’s 30 Hottest Pants-free Looks
Exhibit B: Birthday Girl Rihanna’s 24 Hottest Twitpics
Exhibit C: We mean, come on! Just look with your eyes!
The defense rests! Booty Court adjourned! Okay, okay, so girl is never going to look like Nicki Minaj in a bikini, but who else in the world does? Just don’t be so hard on your behind, Rihanna. It might be small, but it is mighty. Check out the gallery below if you don’t believe us…
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Oh, celebrities, why must you insist on making the rest of us look bad? Just over six months after giving birth to cuter than cute twins Morocco and Monroe, Mariah Carey is flaunting a hotter than hot body on the cover of Us Weekly.
But OK, she’s not trying to make us look bad. She’s just doing her job as new spokesperson for Jenny (f.k.a. Jenny Craig), and presumably trying to inspire us follow her example.
During pregnancy, Mariah told USA Today, she had edema, a painful retention of fluid in the tissue. “My legs looked three times the size of what my legs do right now. I thought I would never be the same person again.”