According to costume designer, Paco Delgado, Anne Hathaway was ‘very worried’ about how emaciated she’d look on screen
Anne Hathaway famously slid down the scales for her role as Fantine in Les Miserables but costume designer, Paco Delgado who was tasked with dressing the star reveals she was concerned about her weight loss.
The role required Anne Hathaway not only to cut her hair but to loose a severe amount of weight to reflect her character’s poverty-stricken life and it was this part that the Oscar-winner took most seriously.
Paco tells Marie Claire: ‘Anne Hathaway was very worried about reflecting that she had lost a lot of weight and that she was emaciated.
‘We had to make changes to her costume to accommodate that and make her look thinner and more miserable, she wanted to get that level of realism really clear.’
And that it most certainly was as the actress earned an Academy Award for her portrayal. Of course the film worked both ways as Hugh Jackman’s character Valjean quickly had to gain weight something the costume department quickly fixed with a padded belly.
Speaking about his experiences of dressing a phenomenal cast, Paco added: ‘I think it’s every designer’s dream to dress Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, I thought it was great in but in a way I was worried, you want to do it well and they’re great actors.’
Les Misérables is out now on DVD
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