Anne Hathaway is offering fans the real skinny on her weight gain — and attempting to preemptively shut down the fat-shamers in the process.
“Havoc” actress Hathaway took to Instagram on Thursday to post a video of herself working out — and to explain that she’s packing on pounds for professional reasons.
“I am gaining weight for a movie role and it is going well,” Hathaway wrote. “To all the people who are going to fat shame me in the upcoming months, it’s not me, it’s you. Peace xx.”
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Hathaway added that she wanted to use the Queen classic “Fat Bottomed Girls” as a soundtrack for the video, but was unable to do so due to copyright issues.
Hathaway didn’t elaborate on which role she’s gaining weight for, though according to
the actress’ IMDb page her upcoming projects include “The Lifeboat,” about “a young woman on trial for murder, recounts the tale of how she survived a shipwreck at sea in a lifeboat that initially carried too many people.” So … cannibalism, maybe? Also Read: Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers Sentenced to Community Service in Body Shaming Case
See Hathaway preempt the fat-shamers below.
18 Stars Who Lost Major Weight for a Role, From Christian Bale to Joaquin Phoenix (Photos)
Actors like Taylor Kitsch, Chris Hemsworth and Anne Hathaway have undergone dramatic weight loss for roles. Some of them have even been recognized with Oscars for their intense physical dedication.
Tom Hanks - "Philadelphia" (1993) Tom Hanks lost 26 pounds for his Oscar-winning turn as AIDS patient Andrew Beckett in "Philadelphia."
Matt Damon - "Courage Under Fire" (1996) Matt Damon reportedly lost 40 pounds for his role as a soldier in "Courage Under Fire" opposite Denzel Washington.
Tom Hanks - "Cast Away" (2000) Hanks again took it down a few (belt) notches in "Cast Away."
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Christian Bale - "The Machinist" (2004) Christian Bale became frighteningly thin for "The Machinist," dropping 60 pounds. This would not be the only time he would put his body through an extreme transf...
Beyoncé - "Dreamgirls" (2006) Beyoncé dropped 20 pounds from her "Bootylicious" body with the help of a cleanse for her role in "Dreamgirls."
Michael Fassbender - "Hunger" (2008) Michael Fassbender dropped an alarming amount of weight to play IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in "Hunger."
Mila Kunis - "Black Swan" (2010) Mila Kunis slimmed down by 20 pounds for the ballet thriller "Black Swan."
Natalie Portman - "Black Swan" (2010) So did Kunis' Oscar-winning "Black Swan" co-star Natalie Portman.
Seth Rogen - "The Green Hornet" (2011) Seth Rogen slimmed down considerably for "The Green Hornet." Unfortunately, the audience for that movie was also small.
50 Cent - "All Things Fall Apart" (2011) 50 Cent looked more like a thin dime after dropping 50-plus pounds to play a football player with cancer in the indie drama "All Things Fall Apart."
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables" (2012) Anne Hathaway opened up her mouth to sing -- but apparently not to eat much -- for "Les Miserables," shedding around 25 pounds (not to mention a whole lot of hair in...
Matthew McConaughey - "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013) Matthew McConaughey upped his profile and won practically every possible acting award -- including an Oscar -- after dropping nearly 40 pounds to play a Te...
Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club" (2013) McConaughey's co-star Jared Leto was no slouch in the weight-loss department either, shedding 30 to 40 pounds and picking up his own Oscar in the process.
Zoe Kravitz - "The Road Within" (2014) Zoe Kravitz weighed just 90 pounds at the time of filming for "The Road Within," having lost 20 pounds for the part. But she revealed that like her character in that movie,...
Chris Hemsworth - "In the Heart of the Sea" (2015) Chris Hemsworth shocked the internet when the "Thor" hunk revealed the dramatic weight loss he endured to play a shipwreck survivor in the fact-based period dr...
Liam Neeson - "Silence" (2016) Liam Neeson shed some serious weight for Martin Scorsese's historical drama "Silence." Then 65, Neeson at one point said he took his weight loss "too far" in service of the part.
Lily Collins - "To the Bone" (2017) Lily Collins had struggled with anorexia and bulimia in her own life, but she said that losing weight to play a woman suffering from anorexia was important to do justice to the...
Taylor Kitsch - "Waco" (2018) Taylor Kitsch revealed on the "Ellen DeGeneres Show" that he lost 30 pounds to play cult leader David Koresh in Paramount Network's limited series "Waco." “I’d get 500 calor...
Joaquin Phoenix - "Joker" (2019) The actor lost 52 pounds to play the role of Arthur Fleck, the troubled and deranged comedian who becomes the iconic Batman villain Joker. This was shortly after Phoenix beefed...
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