Anne Hathaway has told Vogue Magazine about the gruelling diet she put herself under whilst filming her part for the screen adaptation of Les Miserables, describing the ordeal as a "state of deprivation - physical and emotional."

Hathaway stars as the ragged prostitute Fantine in the Tom Hooper adaptation of Victor Hugo's classic stage show. The actress well and truly threw herself into the demanding role, cutting her hair as well as her food intake for the role. The Dark Knight Rises actress told the magazine that she found her role so consuming that it began to take over her personal life as well as her professional one, saying: "I was in such a state of deprivation - physical and emotional. When I got home, I couldn't react to the chaos of the world without being overwhelmed. It took me weeks till I felt like myself again."

However, despite the wreck it left her in, newlywed Hathaway did admit that her husband, Adam Shulman, was beside her at all the right times and proved to be the shoulder she so desperately needed to lean against throughout her time on the film. She said, "he gets what I do and who I am and supports me in it, and that's pretty awesome."

Hathaway stars alongside Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, Helena Bonham Carter and Hugh Jackman (to name a few) in the musical movie adaptation of Les Miserables, which hits cinemas on Christmas (Dec. 25).