Anne Hathaway's 2-Apples-a-Day Crash Diet Is Downright Dangerous

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anne hathawayOkay, I get that Anne Hathaway's character in Les Miserables, Fantine, is a factory worker/prostitute who dies of consumption during the French revolution. And that she probably wasn't looking too robust by the time she was on her deathbed. But I can't believe they're making Hathaway drop 16 pounds in under 20 days to film Fantine's final moments. Talk about method acting!

After weeks of working out with a personal trainer and eating nothing but a rumored two apples per day (and possibly a protein shake), Hathaway may very well be as gravely ill as the woman she's playing when she films those scenes.

Supposedly "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." Perhaps.

But I still think Hathaway should have a talk with other stars who've gone the crash diet route -- and suffered the consequences.

Mila Kunis, who lost 20 pounds in a hurry for her role in Black Swan, was in for a shock when the movie wrapped:

“When I gained it back, it went to completely different areas. All the weight that left my chest went to my side hip, my stomach," she says. And apparently that's a typical pattern for people who go on crash diets, which screw with your metabolism in the worst of ways.

And that's not all they can do. Margaret Cho developed kidney failure when she starved herself in an attempt to slim down for her sitcom All-American Girl. Matt Damon, who lost 40 pounds in 4 months to play a junkie in Courage Under Fire, suffered adrenal gland problems and was told by doctors he was lucky his "heart didn't shrink."

Hey Anne, are you sure you "know the risks of such an extreme diet" really for real? Because this sounds like a (low-cal) recipe for disaster.

Can't the Les Mis makeup artists just paint some extra dark shadows under her eyes and call it a day?

Do you think Anne Hathaway's crash diet for Les Miserables is dangerous?

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Jmsosa Jmsosa

Sure it's dangerous, but it's part of the profession. Christian Bale is constantly taking his body to extremes for what he considers his art. I don't think it's any different than what wrestlers and boxers do when they have to drop weight quickly.

jaxmadre jaxmadre

I work with a girl who ate only 1 apple a day to lose weight quickly. Not good.

Sierr... SierraLynn

Sure, its not the safest or best route to lose weight. But its what her job entails and Im sure she knows the consequences of what could happen.

suziejax suziejax

not good at all

suziejax suziejax

its not worth it either

SuzyB... SuzyBarno

Totally not worth it! I was actually an extreme anorexic in high school and would eat 1 apple and 26 mini prezels with salsa and steamed veggies a day and run 5 miles a day. Totally screwed with my body and metabolism and it will never be the same. I still have a hard time eating to this day:(

nonmember avatar lauren

why couldn't they just do to her what they did for kristen stewart in breaking dawn right before she turned into a vampire? special effects & fake bodies worked pretty well to make her look emaciated

nonmember avatar johanna

Les Miserables is not set during the French Revolution. It begins in 1815 and culminates in the June Rebellion of 1832.

That said, I totally agree with you that crash diets are a recipe for disaster.

nonmember avatar Julie

she should be fine doing this for only 20 days...I did the 500 calorie diet for 2 months along with a host of vitamins and minerals and tons of water...

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