Anne Hathaway’s rep shoots down `crash diet` rumours

London: Anne Hathaway’s representative has slammed reports suggesting that the star has gone on a dangerous crash diet to shed the pounds she gained for her role in ‘Les Miserables’.

The 29-year-old actress has bagged the role of doomed prostitute Fantine in the film adaptation of the hit stage musical, set in 19th Century France.

Reports claimed that ‘Devil Wears Prada’ actress was on an extreme 500 calorie-a-day diet to shift 16lbs in just 20 days so director Tom Hooper can shoot the character’s tragic death scenes.

“She is losing weight for the part, but not that much. Just enough for her to look more frail, as she is playing a dying prostitute,” the Daily Express quoted the star’s publicist as saying.

“She is consuming more than 500 calories. (The tabloids) are making something of nothing, as usual,” the publicist added.