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Anne Hathaway On Starving For 'Les Mis': 'I Just Had To Stop Eating'

Dec 07, 2012 | Updated Dec 07, 2012

By now if you've heard anything about the soon-to-be released film adaptation of "Les Miserables," you've heard about the 25 pounds Anne Hathaway quickly lost to play Fantine, a prostitute dying of tuberculosis.

The 30-year-old actress has frequently spoken about the grueling diet she underwent, but in the new issue of The Hollywood Reporter, she comes clean admitting that she just starved herself to drop the weight.

"I just had to stop eating, all for a total of 13 days' shooting," she told the magazine.

Earlier this year, Hathaway's rep told The Huffington Post that reports the actress was on an extreme crash diet and eating fewer than 500 calories for the role were "a huge exaggeration."

Hathaway wasn't the only cast member who played with her health for the film. Hugh Jackman who plays Jean Valjean, had to shed 15 pounds, and later began bingeing to add 30 more when his character finds success.

“I was eating anything I could. If ever there are any outtakes, there's a lot of me burping," he told THR.

And once they'd molded their bodies for the roles, filming itself was no picnic. Jackman, 44, recalls that he and a skeletal crew shot in Gourdon in France, for a scene depicting convicts dragging a ship into port while being doused with waves: “It was 12 degrees, and the water was coming straight off the ocean. We were there for three days."

For more on "Les Miserables," including Amanda Seyfried's fainting spell click over to The Hollywood Reporter.

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