Friday 21 September 2018

'I am gaining weight for a movie role' - Anne Hathaway sends a pre-emptive message to body-shamers

The Oscar-winning actress posted a video on Instagram showing her full-on workout regime.

Actress Anne Hathaway attends the premiere of Disney's
Actress Anne Hathaway attends the premiere of Disney's "Alice Through The Looking Glass," May 23, 2106 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. / AFP / Robyn BECK
Actress Anne Hathaway arrives at the premiere of Neon's "Colossal" at the Vista Theatre on April 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway attends The Premiere of "Colossal" Co-Hosted by FIJI Water at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for FIJI Water)
Anne Hathaway attends The Children's Monologues at Carnegie Hall on November 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
Best Supporting Actress winner Anne Hathaway addresses the audience onstage at the 85th Annual Academy Awards on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/Robyn BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Anne Hathaway attends the "Colossal" after party on March 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Actress Anne Hathaway attends the "Colossal" premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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Sherna Noah, Press Association Senior Entertainment Correspondent

Anne Hathaway has sent a pre-emptive message to body-shamers while putting on weight for a film role.

The Oscar-winning actress posted a video on Instagram of her full-on workout regime.

And the 35-year-old wrote: “I am gaining weight for a movie role and it is going well.

“To all the people who are going to fat shame me in the upcoming months, it’s not me, it’s you. Peace.”

And the Les Miserables star added: “I wanted to set this to Queen’s Fat Bottomed Girls but copyright said no. Continued peace xx”

Rihanna and Amy Schumer have previously used social media to hit out at remarks about their weight.

Schumer posted an image on Instagram of herself in a swimming costume and wrote: “I think I look strong and healthy and also like Miss Trunchbull from Matilda.”

Fans welcomed Hathaway’s message.

One wrote: “I don’t know what this role is going to be, but I am all in.”

Another said: “If you’re trying to get fat you’re doing it all wrong. Trust me … I’m an expert.”

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