In our ever-continuing, long-winded debate over Natalie Portman’s food philosophy, we’ve finally received word from the actress herself that she is in fact a vegan. She’s been one for about the past month. And Tobey Maguire is to blame.
With our article yesterday on the webslinger’s demands that no one enter his home with leather accessories of any kind, having Maguire be an ambassador of veganism (not be confused with Jerry Mcguire’s “Ambassador of Quan”) makes sense. As we mentioned earlier, Portman did not originally consider going vegan with food (she’s long been against buying clothing made with any animal products) because as she said, “It’s really hard for traveling, especially if you want to maintain your protein levels.” Which of course, several vegans in the comments took to task saying that it was entirely easy and possible. Here’s what Portman said in a recent interview with Marie Claire:
“She grabs an energy bar from the display basket and studies the contents of the label. She wonders if the energy bar contains milk. That’s Tobey’s fault. For the past ten days she’s gone from being vegetarian to vegan. ‘I was around Tobey Maguire in rehearsals [for upcoming film Brothers] and he’s vegan and I was, like, this is nice. I’m honest about caring about animals. You know, eggs and milk products, there’s a lot of animal discomfort in that, too. I don’t know if it’s a permanent thing.’
So, there you have it. Whether she’s vegan one day or vegetarian the next, I think we can agree that as an individual the world could use more people just like her. But seriously, what do you think?