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Anne Hathaway admits director Tom Hooper thought she went too far with weight loss for 'Les Miserables'

By Gina DiFalco,

Anne Hathaway famously lost 25 pounds to portray the role of Fantine in Les Miserables, but director Tom Hooper and those working on the film with her advised her not to.

Hathaway has received critical praise for her portrayal of the prostitute, but she admits that everyone around her was concerned for her health because of how frail she got.

The actress, 29, told The LA Times ''Tom didn't like what I was doing, but he understood why I was doing it. No one liked what I was doing. By the end, people were hugging me, and they would get emotional because I felt so frail.''

Hooper, himself, even said ''To be honest, I thought she was going further than she should, and I tried to discourage her.''

Hathaway previously revealed she only ate “hummus and radishes” to lose the weight for the role.

According to AZ Central, Hathaway has said that the obsession with her weight has now carried over to her personal life, saying “There's an obsessive quality to it that I thought I would've grown out of by now. It's an on-going source of shame for me.”

She also compared herself to other actresses in response to Oscar buzz, saying ''I see the sort of work that people like Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet can do, and I want to do that level of work so badly. But I don't believe I'm as gifted as them. So the only thing I can control is how hard I work at it - how much do I commit to it? How far will I take it?''

image: INF Daily

 
 

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