Anne Hathaway Detoxes for Blockbuster Roles

The Oscar-nominated actress preps for 'Les Miserables' with radishes and hummus

How do you go about preparing to portray a prostitute who is dying of tuberculosis?

If you are Anne Hathaway, you begin by dieting. In preparation for her new role as Fantine in the movie adaptation of Les Miserables, the actress detoxed in order to shed an estimated 15 pounds.

"I’m doing some crazy weight stuff right now," Hathaway admitted to Allure in an interview for its July 2012 issue.

During the cover shoot, the actress noshed on salad greens and hummus. However, this isn’t Hathaway’s first experience with extreme diets. To prepare for her Catwoman role (and for wearing the catsuit), she admitted to surviving on "kale and dust."

What could be worse than giving up all of your favorite foods in preparation for a role? Giving up your favorite foods and still getting pimples. Hathaway jokes about the diet’s unfortunate side effects — acne.

"Nothing like living on hummus and radishes and then be all, 'And I got a pimple. Yeah!'" she said.

Diet and pimples? Somebody please give her an Oscar already.