Shot by Annie Leibovitz, the photos having a stunning, but sort of haunting combination to them. While Amanda and Russell pose perfect, Anne looks frail and sober in her picture.
Dropping 25 pounds for her role, Anne looked back at the process of becoming emancipated Fantine, who is a mother looking to make money for her daughter Cosette so she turned to prostitution. “I have to be obsessive about it,” she told Vogue. “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 from reality, but I think that’s who Fantine is anyway.”
So what great lengths did Anne go to in order to get her body into character? In order to lose 15 pounds in two weeks, she only had two thin squares of dried oatmeal paste every day! Now that’s dedication.
It sounds like it’s all going to pay off for Anne and the rest of the cast though, since the film hasn’t been released yet but is already receiving positive buzz. You can see it for yourself when the musical hits theaters on December 25th!
Who are you most excited to see in Les Miserables? And what do you think about Anne practically starving herself for the role?
Photos Courtesy of Vogue