Natalie Portman’s love of animals is no mystery and she just might be turning her passion into an onscreen production. Portman is possibly heading behind the camera for a documentary based on the book “Eating Animals,” which she credits for her transformation into a fulltime vegan.

Last summer the author of the book, Jonathan Safran Foer, revealed Portman “is going to make a movie of it.”

“She wants to make a very personal documentary,” the author explained in an interview with the French site Chap. “She contacted me, she told me that she loved the book. I know her now. I will help her eventually but it will be her vision. She’s only at the very beginning.”

You may be familiar with the acclaimed book, which is a memoir about Foer’s journey in learning about what we eat. According to its official site, it “explores the many stories we use to justify our eating habits – folklore and pop culture, family traditions and national myth, apparent facts and inherent fictions – and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting.”

Overall, Foer focuses on the importance of a more sustainable twist to our eating habits, especially a more humane approach to eating meat.

The 30-year-old Oscar winning actress has said in the past, “Perhaps others disagree with me that animals have personalities. But the highly documented torture of animals is unacceptable, and the human cost Foer describes in his book, of which I was previously unaware, is universally compelling.”

Portman currently has been taking a backseat to the limelight, since she had her baby Aleph with fiancé Benjamin Millepied, whom she met on the set of her movie “Black Swan.” This just might be the perfect way for the actress to get her feet wet again in the movie biz.

Are you excited for Portman’s possible next project?

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  • Info

    Think it’s a great project!
    I live for vegetables and promoting them.
    There’s so much to say, educate and excite the audience about EATING RIGHT FOR the PLANET.

  • Mary Beth King

    This is going to be amazing!

  • Celeste

    I thought she gave up on veganism when she was pregnant..?

  • Andrea331

    hell Yessssss!!!!!

  • Lavegana

    Ever since she dropped veganism during pregnancy, citing anti-vegan propaganda, she’s lost all credibility with me. I don’t even like to see her movie any more.

  • El Chori
  • Lukas Meier

    I wonder if she is just trying to get back in th good graces after she dropped her veganism during her pregnancy because she wanted to scarf down cookies..totally unbelievable…it is easy to make or even buy vegan cookies and she is a celebrity, bakerys would throw themselves at her feet when she would request vegan goods..

    Well, but maybe she really has opened her eyes and learned something from the book, because we are all just humans and we may stumble sometimes

  • Kamal S. Prasad

    Veganism, to me, is the path and not a destination. If one strays off the path and wants to make amends, they should be applauded for it. Yes, I did not like hearing about her dropping her vegan diet while she was pregnant, but if this movie helps convert one other person to a vegan diet, I would rather support her than not.

  • Jay

    She only lost her veganism to become vegetarian for when she got cravings for sweets at like 4 in the morning. Sweets that could contain eggs, and dairy. Not eating meat. Regardless, I’m excited for this and very proud of her. You go Natalie.

  • Maleficent

    Didn’t she just recently say she wasn’t vegan anymore?