Anne Hathaway is beating her fat shamers to the punch.
On Thursday, the actress took to Instagram to announce that she’s currently in the process of preparing for a new job. She shared this news alongside a video of herself working out at the gym.
“I am gaining weight for a movie role and it is going well,” the 35-year-old wrote in the caption. “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 added that while the video has no sound, she “wanted to set this to Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” but copyright said no. Continued peace xx”
Most commenters called Hathaway “phenomenal” and “beautiful” and sent her “you go girls” and other words of encouragement. “Gaining or losing weight it’s all about self confidence in yourself and staying healthy. Good luck, love your movies,” searose2147 shared.
renee.mwangi asked, “Isn’t it a terrible world where someone has to clarify to strangers (or anyone) why their body is changing?” dbymills echoed this sentiment: “Shame that you needed to do this. We care too much about the wrong things
However, others weren’t entirely receptive to her message. “I think your comment is kind of insulting to any man or woman who is a few pounds (or more) overweight. Not to mention, completely self absorbed and disingenuous,” nichanb wrote. Similarly, dpaskincsu said, “So by posting this you’re saying “Don’t fat shame me, because I’m doing it for a movie, it’s on purpose and I’m working out while doing it” – not “Don’t fat shame me or anyone because fat shaming, of any kind of shaming – is wrong”. Hmmm…”
Others were confused why she was going to the gym to gain weight, when it’d be much easier to “indulge in some bon bons.” mun_number7 suggested, “Babe come to my house and ill show you how to gain weight with one simple way. FOOD.”
This is not the first time the Oscar-winning actress has called out body critics.
Back in 2016, after she had given birth to son Jonathan she shares with husband Adam Shulman, Hathaway took to Instagram to write about gaining weight during pregnancy.
She showcased a pair of cut-up jeans she DIY’d to fit her better, insisting no-one should have “shame” in how they look.