Anne Hathaway is reportedly eating only 500 calories a day3/31/2012
For many actresses, body image plays an uneasy role in their lives, with the quest to maintain an "ideal" figure paramount if they want to keep working. Imagine then, Anne Hathaway's current dilemma: being a fit, healthy-looking woman who has reportedly been ordered to undergo a crash diet for a new film role. Hathaway, who is playing Fantine in a new production of "Les Miserables," has been told by producers to drop 16 pounds in 20 days so her character's death scenes can be shot. Hathaway is apparently on a 500-calorie-a-day regimen, subsisting on a "couple of apples a day" and a protein shake.
Is it OK for producers to ask movie stars to diet?