It has been reported by The Mirror that The Dark Knight Rises actress Anne Hathaway has been put on an extreme diet, in a bid to lose 16lb in 20 days for her role in Les Misérables. Her character is the victim of abuse and also has to deal with extreme poverty.
An insider explained, "Anne is playing a destitute factory worker-come-lady of the night. Unfortunately, she only has 15 to 20 days to lose as much weight as possible – up to a stone and a half – because she's been filming the scenes showing her fit and healthy, almost slightly chubby.”
They added, "It's not ideal but, as with any high-budget movie, there are strict time constraints. Producers have assigned her a personal trainer and she is literally eating nothing more than a couple of apples a day, and some protein – mainly in the form of a shake.”
The insider continued, "Anne knows the risk of such an extreme diet and will undergo weekly medicals to make sure everything is still functioning as it should do."
Les Misérables will also star Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfriend and Sacha Baron Cohen and is set to be released on December 14.