Anne Hathaway Shut Down Body-Shamers Before They Even Took It There
The actress shared an Instagram video of her strength-training to gain weight for an upcoming role, and it came with a warning.
Anne Hathaway is not here for body-shaming haters-even if they haven't tried to bring her down just yet. The 35-year-old Academy Award winner recently took to Instagram to explain that she is purposely gaining weight for a role and that she'd appreciate it if everyone refrained from commenting on her looks. (To that point: It's not okay to comment on someone else's body, like, ever.)
And her message is totally warranted. These days, celebs can't post anything without haters chiming in with body criticisms left and right. Take Ruby Rose, Julianne Hough, Lady Gaga, or Khloé Kardashian, just to name a few. They were all body-shamed in different ways: for being too skinny, too big, and even for wearing baggy clothes. (The list goes on. All these celebs have been body-shamed too.)
"I am gaining weight for a movie role and it is going well," Hathaway captioned a post, which included a video of her doing an intense strength workout including bench presses, bent-over rows, push-ups, and core work.
"To all the people who are going to fat-shame me in the upcoming months, it's not me, it's you. Peace xx," she continued.
We're not sure exactly what role Hathaway is preparing for yet-the actress currently has a number of projects in motion, including The Hustle (the all-female remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), the thriller 02, and Live Fast Die Hard, where she plays an exasperated mother. (Related: 15 Celebs Who Gained Weight for a Role)
ICYDK, this isn't the first time Hathaway has gotten real about body image: Shortly after having her son Jonathan, the actress shed light on the unnecessary pressure society puts on new moms to lose the baby weight. (Because, FYI, it's normal to still look pregnant after giving birth.)
"There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever)," she wrote on Instagram in August 2016. "There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer's are just too dang short for this summer's thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It's all love (don't let anyone tell you otherwise)."
We couldn't agree more.