Star news has learned that ANNE HATHAWAY has gone on an extreme diet in preparation for her role in “Les Miserables.”

And by extreme, we actually mean four sizes smaller.

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Anne Hathaway has reportedly started preparing for the role of Fantine, a prostitute suffering from a terminal case of tuberculosis, in the upcoming film adaptation of the musical “Les Miserables,” and that means lots of line-reading, research and looking the part.┬áBut the latter doesn’t come as easily as being made-over to look like a Disney princess because she will need to lose as much as 16 lbs. in just three weeks, in addition to chopping most of her hair off.

With the “Devil Wears Prada” actress on a recommended dietary allowance of 500 calories or lower as opposed to a regular 2,000 calories, hopefully she doesn’t end up looking like Lindsay Lohan

While Hathaway continues to lose weight before filming, the numbers are not final. Her rep told the U.K. Daily Mirror:

“The numbers are exaggerated in both pounds and calories.”

A source close to her also added:

Anne was exercising two hours a day, five days a week!”

Losing weight shouldn’t be that much of a problem for Hathaway as she’s had practice specifically for her role as Catwoman in “The Dark Night Rises” but at least she doesn’t have to go through any other body-altering measures just to look the part!

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