Hathaway, who also graces the cover of the issue, looks especially frail in the photo shoot — and for good reason. The actress reportedly lost 25 pounds to play the role of Fantine, a desperate mother who turns to prostitution to make money for her daughter, Cosette.
“I had to be obsessive about it,” Hathaway, 30, told the magazine. “The idea was to look near death. Looking back on the whole experience – and I don’t judge it in any way – it was definitely a little nuts. It was definitely a break with reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”
Hathaway — who married her longterm boyfriend Adam Shulmanin September — said at one point she lived off of eating two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste per-day to lose 15 pounds in two weeks.
Les Miserables opens Christmas Day.
For more on the photo shoot — which also features Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Eddie Redmayne — click through the gallery, above.
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