by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Eats, People
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natalie portmanIs she vegetarian? Is she vegan? Get ready for some more “What’s Natalie Portman eating?!” news!

The LA Times recently interviewed the 28-year-old actress in a vegan restaurant in downtown Manhattan, (nibbling on a soy-cheese sandwich no less) and got the scoop that Natalie is once more vegan. There had been doubts this was the case in a recent interview she gave with Jake Gyllenhaal, but that’s all cast aside now, and we have author Jonathan Safran Foer to thank for it. Portman scored an early release of his upcoming non-fiction work Eating Animals and switched from vegetarian to vegan immediately after reading it. Here’s a brief description of the book:

Brilliantly synthesizing philosophy, literature, science, memoir and his own detective work, Eating Animals explores the many fictions we use to justify our eating habits-from folklore to pop culture to family traditions and national myth-and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting.

You might remember Safran Foer for his incredible book (which was made into a movie starring Elijah Wood) titled Everything Is Illuminated.

Anyways, Portman reveals that as a result of the book, she plans on becoming much more involved with animal rights. “There are certain things you can have different opinions on, but then other things, like torturing animals, [are] just wrong,” she said.

We couldn’t have said it better. Check out the rest of the interview here or preorder “Eating Animals” 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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  • steph

    Yay. Hope it sticks this time and I really do hope she becomes more involved with AR as a whole.

  • Bea Elliott

    More active with Animal Rights… that would be great!

  • JC

    If you don’t have time to read the book, check out this video on why we should ALL go VEGAN.

  • don miguelo

    She’s amazing. A strong, intelligent woman in the fight for animals, with a high degree of visibility, is always welcome to help this cause.

    Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici!

  • Kate
  • Whoever…

    Great news!

    One more ally :)

  • Tirtha

    Bravo Natalie Portman for making a compassionate choice of vegan diet!

  • Joel

    I’ve got massive respect for anyone who practises what they preach. It’s not easy going vegan. It’s not even easy going veggie. I tried to see what it would be like only eating animals that I killed myself and if I had to do it everyday there is no way I’d be a meateater. Bet it’s the same for 99.99% of meateaters

    • Samantha

      I’d disagree here. Going vegetarian is *incredibly* easy. I mean, how hard is it to not eat meat?

      And then to go vegan, well, this is also damn easy. Every vegan I’ve encountered has chimed in the same chorus – that nothing they’ve done in their lives has been easier – and I have to agree.

  • wtf

    She’s in favor of child rape, at this point who cares what she does or doesn’t eat?

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