Anne Hathaway has been asked to drop 16 pounds within a month for her role as Fantine in the "Les Misérables.
The Daily Mirror reports that Hathaway is consuming just 500 calories a day in fruit and protein shakes, in order to slim down for a death scene in the Tom Hooper film which start filming this month in England.
"Anne is playing a poor factory worker [and] lady of the night. unluckily, she only has 15 to 20 days to lose as much weight as likely – up to [16 pounds] – because she’s been filming the scenes showing her fit and healthy, almost somewhat chubby," a source tells the paper. "It’s not ideal but, as with any high-budget movie, there are severe time constraints." Because it is a lot to drop, Hathaway is consuming very little.
"She is exactly eating nothing more than a couple of apples a day, and some protein – mainly in the form of a shake," the source alleges. "Anne knows the risk of such an tremendous diet and will undergo weekly medicals to make sure everything is still performance as it should do."
If these reports are true, it isn't the primary time Hathaway has dieted for a role. Previous August, Hathaway told Chelsea Handler that she was stressed to fit into Catwoman's suit for her role in "The Dark Knight Rises."