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Anne Hathaway Preemptively Shuts Down Fat-Shamers Ahead of Weight Gain For New Film Role

Hathaway has a message for all the people she knows are going to fat shame her in the coming months.

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway is calling out fat-shamers in advance of a weight gain she is planning for an upcoming film role. The Oscar winner took to her Instagram page to send a message to anyone who is going to fat shame her in the coming months, telling them, “It’s not me, it’s you.” Hathaway accompanied her message with a time-lapse video of her working out in the gym.

“I am gaining weight for a movie role and it is going well,” Hathaway wrote. “To all the people who are going to fat shame me in the upcoming months, it’s not me, it’s you. Peace xx. PS- I wanted to set this to Queen’s ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ but copyright said no. Continued peace xx.”

Hathaway currently has a number of projects in development, including “The Hustle,” which is the female-fronted remake of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” and the thriller “02.” The weight gain could possibly be for her role as an exasperated mother in “Live Fast Die Hard.” IndieWire has reached out to Hathaway’s representative for further comment.

Hathaway can next be seen on the big screen opposite Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in “Ocean’s Eight,” due in theaters June 8. She’ll also appear with Matthew McConaughey in Steven Knight’s “Serenity,” which currently has a September 22 release.

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