In less than 20 days, it will be
Christmas Day, and I've already bought my movie ticket to see Les Miserables,
the Victor Hugo-turned Broadway play turned Hollywood Musical that in
advance of its release is causing so much "buzz".
Hathaway was a very fit vegan before beginning the filming, but in order to
get into shape for the role of Fantine, the heroine dying of tuberculosis,
she lost 25 pounds by torturing herself with an appropriately miserable diet
of just a few daily thin squares of dried oatmeal paste.
(December 4, 2012), Hathaway told Access Hollywood how she gained back her
lost weight after the filming ended by eating this daily diet:
spelt pasta with garlic oil and like a lot of beautiful fresh tomatoes and
then I had a twice baked potatoes, with basil sun-dried tomatoes and oil. It
was so good!"
It was reported that her co-star, Russell Crowe (who
played obsessed police Inspector Javert) purchased a "huge vegan chocolate
cake" for the post-filming cast party.
I get goose bumps and pre-teary just watching the movie
trailer, and wonder who might finish second to Anne Hathaway on