Child-star Dakota Fanning has decided to swear off eating pork or any byproducts after filming the move, “Charlotte’s Web”. The 12-year old spent a lot of time interacting with the four-legged fatties and was really enamored with how ‘cute’ they were. From the article,
“‘We had 50 pigs that we worked with of all different sizes. We had little babies and we would watch them grow up. They were so cute. Before I started playing Fern in the movie I went down to where they kept all of the animals – the pigs and the sheep and kind of just practiced holding them for the first time because I’d never really held a pig before. You know bacon – I can’t even do it anymore. It’s so sad! I don’t think I’m ever going to eat ham or bacon again. It’s just not appealing’”
Careful, Dakota. Cameron Diaz once said the same thing about pork but has now reversed course and decided to partake again. I think a healthy shot of the films ‘The Witness’ or Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Earthlings’ would do well to carry you forward.
As for the pigs Dakota spent so much time with?
“All the pigs that we worked with, they have good homes in Australia that won’t ever eat them. That was very important.” Nice.