Anne Hathaway has been told to lose at least 16lbs in only 15-20 days for her role in Les Miserables.
She plays a woman who starts out at a healthy wait, and literally wastes away during the plot of the movie. Due to filming constraints, the actress must now survive on only 500 calories a day --that's a couple of apples and a protein shake, according to celebrity-diets.org -- in order to lose enough weight to realistically portray the dying woman.
Obviously this is not healthy. What do you think of actors and actresses who rapidly gain or lose weight for a role? It's easy to admire their dedication to their art, but what about what this yo-yoing does to their hearts?