Ben Stiller Talks Coming Out As Vegan To His Parents
While promoting his new movie “The Watch” on Friday’s Conan, Ben Stiller explained how he was able to perform action-heavy sequences without a stunt double: his conversion to veganism.
Stiller discussed his recent dietary changes, which include giving up coffee as well as animal-based foods. He also mentioned the hardships that can accompany the lifestyle. “I wanted to have ribs,” he told O’Brien, “but I had kale chips.”
Yet the greatest challenge for Stiller was telling his parents. “I had to tell my parents I was a vegan, I came out to them,” he said to much laughter. “They were a little bit confused at first, but now they’re supportive.”
Stiller isn’t quite a full vegan. He has yet to give up fish, but with other meat, dairy and eggs out of his diet he is almost there.
Watch his hilarious take on veganism below: