by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV
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For his latest movie, Daybreakers – about a world run over with vampires that “harvest” humans for blood — Ethan Hawke plays a blood-sucker with a conscience; eventually revolting against his own kind in an effort to save the human race. When asked in a recent interview with The Huffington Post whether he considered his vampire to be a vegetarian, he said yes. “I thought of him as a person who worked for PETA who got forced into trying to help the slaughterhouse. He has a lot of really valid points; that whole part of the movie I love.”

Hawke, whose mother is a committed vegetarian, admitted in 2007 that he has had a rough time going all the way with the diet. “I’ve been trying very hard [to go vegetarian] for the last five years and sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don’t.”

But back to the movie. Hawke says Daybreakers also offers a message of conservation. “It just happens to also have a great undercurrent of destroying your natural resources. Everything they’re saying about the humans could go for the polar ice caps or the oil industry or the meat industry; you can insert whatever you want.”

BTW, for what it’s worth, I saw the movie and thought it was awful.

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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  • Adri

    I’ll give the movie a shot. Good for Ethan Hawke for trying to do the right thing.

  • Krystine

    I loved the movie. Then again, I’m a total vampire junkie!

  • Samantha

    Tried to go veg? Vegan was a walk in the park. What could he possibly be complaining about regarding vegetarianism?