I saw this episode of Chelsea Lately on tv the other night and felt like I needed to share it with others. During the interview (around the 2:20 mark) Ann Hathaway talks about how she starved herself to play Fantine in the new movie Les Miserables. She also discusses how her extreme dieting for the movie affected her moods and even her relationship. In an article by dailymail.co.uk I read that not only did she not sleep while trying to lose the 25 pounds, she had even broken her arm because she was so thin and frail. Although she was portraying a character who was dying, I think that these are extreme measures for playing a role in a movie. The film industry has a toxic preoccupation with extreme thinness, and it sends an awful message to young girls of not only what they need to look like, but also what they need to do to be accepted.