As Ecorazzi previously mentioned, this week is jam-packed with exclusive celebrity interviews from our time at Farm Sanctuary’s Winter Wonderland. Yesterday we showed you how Jennifer was putting the “cool” in Coolidge, and today we’re pleased as punch to introduce L Word star Daniela Sea.
I’d heard about Daniela’s supreme awesomeness before from people like Karen Dawn and Chloe Jo Berman, but it was only after chatting with Sea for a bit that I understood how groovy this chick really is! Enjoy the interview!
Ecorazzi: Hi Daniela. So great to see you here tonight! What brings you out to celebrate Farm Sanctuary?
Daniela Sea: Well I love Farm Sanctuary. They totally represent the way that I feel about the environment, about animals, about action…everything! So when Chloe Jo Berman started working with them she knew that I felt this way and asked me to get involved. I’d heard of Farm Sanctuary before, but she gave me that extra push and it’s just been great on my life. I’ve made a lot of friends – both animals and people.
E: Chloe IS basically the raddest! Can I assume you’re vegan, too?
DS: I’ve been a vegan since I was…well I guess like 23. I’m totally vegan besides the times when I’m in like Bulgaria and some farmers like, “ I made this goat cheese from my goat.” I guess I’ve been eating kind of macrobiotic lately.
E: And why would you say veganism is so important to you?
DS: The vegan diet in the western industrial society is important to me because I feel that if you open yourself up to eating dairy and meat then you’re taking part in basically a holocaust for animals. You know it’s very different if you’re in some tribal situation where people are fishing — like how we used to live. Maybe we would have eaten meat sometimes. But this kind of American idea we have of traditional eating is the cause of so much torture and misery. I don’t want to eat that – it’s gross. Animals are my friends and so it feels weird to eat them.
E: Amen! So besides all this great animal activist work you’re involved in, what’s next for Daniela Sea?
DS: I’m in a band with some old friends of mine…that’s really fun. We play pop punk music just like in our friend’s houses. I’m working on two plays with a writer here in Brooklyn and I’m working on music with my friend Will.
E: Great! Well thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello.
DS: Thank YOU!
A big, big thank you to Daniela Sea and Farm Sanctuary for making this interview possible! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow when we have a brand new exclusive celebrity interview!