Les Mis Director 'Begged' Anne Hathaway to Stop Losing WeightS

I realized the other day that 100% of my familiarity with Les Mis comes from Joey Potter squirming through "On My Own" at the talent show or fundraiser or whatever-TF it was on Dawson's Creek (seez 1 ep 12, bitchez!). But I am intrigued by the film (not saying I'm going to see it, just saying I'm intrigued), and the main reason for that is Anne Hathaway. The girl commits! Like, press stills of her as Fantine make me choke up. Some people, including director Tom Hooper, think Hathaway may have committed too much.

"To be honest, I thought she was going further than she should, and I tried to discourage her," Hooper tells the newspaper of Hathaway's severe weight loss.

"Tom didn't like what I was doing, but he understood why I was doing it," the actress counters. "No one liked what I was doing. By the end, people were hugging me, and they would get emotional because I felt so frail."
Still, the star insists she has no regrets about pushing herself to the brink, especially if it nudges her career forward. (Some say she's already a lock for an Oscar nomination, though she claims her performance of "I Dreamed a Dream" is just "eh.")

"I see the sort of work that people like Meryl Streep and Cate Blanchett and Kate Winslet can do, and I want to do that level of work so badly," she tells the L.A. Times of those Oscar winners. "But I don't believe I'm as gifted as them. So the only thing I can control is how hard I work at it — how much do I commit to it? How far will I take it?"

I don't get why people make fun of her. She seems awesome. I mean, she's no Miss Josephine Potter, but, you know. [Us]


Apparently Richard Simmons got his foot run over and then was totally hilarious and adorable about it:

Simmons was chatting away with some passengers on a tour bus, when a passing car ran right over his foot. When the driver realized what happened, he stopped the car and went to make sure Simmons was all right.

The driver apologized and Simmons insisted that he need not worry about it:

"No, it's bleeding, but don't worry about it. The blood is dripping ... No, it's fine," he tells the man who ran over his foot "No, I'm fine, I promise. I'm fine, seriously."

When the car drives away, Simmons' reaction is just hilarious, as he lets out a piercing scream, before breaking into laughter. Though Simmons appears to brush off the accident and even offers to take photos with the tourists, the injury was more serious than it seemed.

Uuuuuuuuuuugh I want him to live under my bed. [HuffPo]


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