Posts Tagged: Les Miserables

Anne Hathaway Adopts Extreme Diet for ‘Les Miserables’ Role

30, 2012 10:00am

Anne Hathaway is not overweight in the slightest, but she’s adopted a strict 500-calorie-a-day diet in an effort to lose two dress sizes for her “Les Miserables” role as Fantine. The diet is spartan, to say the least: it consists of a protein shake and two apples.

“Anne is playing a destitute factory worker-cum-lady of the night,” a source revealed. “Unfortunately, she only has 15 to 20 days to lose as much weight as possible — up to a stone and a half [21 pounds] — 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.”

The source also indicated that Hathaway is getting weekly medical checkups to ensure her extreme diet doesn’t negatively affect her health. Stay safe, Anne!

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Next Movie Role: ‘Les Miserables’

8, 2011 2:00pm

Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat

Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian who brought Borat, Bruno and Ali G. to the world, will reportedly play Monsieur Thenardier in the upcoming film adaptation of “Les Miserables.”

Matt Lucas, who played the villain at the West End, tweeted his support, writing, “Sacha will be amazing in the Les Mis movie. He’s the funniest man in the world and a good friend. Am excited to see his Thenardier.”

The “Les Miserables” film will be directed by Tom Hooper and produced by Cameron Mackintosh. Other cast members include Russell Crowe (Javert), Hugh Jackman (Jean Valjean), Anne Hathaway (Fantine), Eddie Redmayne (Marius) and Helena Bonham Carter (Madam Thenardier). Filming will begin in 2012.

Do you plan on seeing “Les Miserables” when it comes out?