by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, People
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In an interview with the UK Sunday Mail, Daryl Hannah touches upon her desire to be a mom, her sustainable farm of rescued animals, and the experience of spending time in jail for defending urban farmland in South Central Los Angeles. Some highlights:

On wanting to become a mother:

“It is my fondest wish. That would be heaven for me. It would be best if I was in a relationship. But there are so many children in the world that need to be loved and it is better for them to have someone to love and care about them than nobody at all. So I could wait too long for the right situation. On the other hand, I don’t want to be one of those actresses who adopts a child and then goes off to work and leaves the child with somebody else.”

On her sustainable farm life in Colorado:

“There is no question of that, it is absolute bliss,” she said. “I have adopted all my animals, they have all been rescued. I have horses, chickens, alpacas, a pig, two dogs and cats.”

On her time spent in jail in 2006 for defending urban farm land in Los Angeles:

“For 14 years people had been growing their food there and the land was being bulldozed to make another warehouse. I had not planned to stay – I didn’t even have a sleeping bag – but when I found out about their plight I couldn’t leave. I stayed for three weeks and when they got their eviction notice I decided I would lay my body on the line.

“This was something of great beauty and inspiration that was worth fighting for. I knew being arrested was a possibility but I decided to stay and I think I was in jail for eight or 10 hours. It was not pleasant – the cell was tiny – but I was not worried for myself, I was concerned about what was happening at the farm. I would absolutely do it again, in a heartbeat. I was not in any way ashamed.”

To read the rest of the interview, jump here.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Erin

    She was doing the sustainable lifestyle (with solar panels and everything) way before it was cool. we’re talking 20 years ago. She’s great. Love her.

  • steph

    also love her. i agree she has been “green” for ages and ages. Good for her and i hope she keeps standing up for what she knows is right :D

  • Run-DMS

    She’s a great person. True environmentalist with a good head on her shoulders.