Anne Hathaway ‘on crash diet’ for ‘Les Miserables’

The actress is apparently eating just two apples a day for role of Fantine

Anne Hathaway has apparently started a crash diet for her role in Les Miserables.

The actress will play Fantine in the film adaptation of the hit musical, which is directed by Tom Hooper. And in order to play the tragic heroine, she will allegedly eat just two apples a day in order to lose 16lb in less than 20 days.

According to the Mirror a source said: “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. It’s not ideal but, as with any high-budget movie, there are strict time constraints.”

Describing her regime, the source added: “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. Anne knows the risk of such an extreme diet and will undergo weekly medicals to make sure everything is functioning as it should do.”

Les Miserables co-stars Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried and Helena Bonham Carter and is due for release in December.