anne hathaway
by Ali Berman
Categories: Animals, Film/TV, Vegan
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Anne Hathaway did her best to make her role on Les Mis as ethical as possible. The vegan actress had all her shoes made to be cruelty free so her wardrobe wouldn’t hurt any animals.

However, what her vegan boots stepped on? That’s a different story. Hathaway recently said, “For some reason, for the dock scenes, (Hooper) wanted us to have dead fish, for days, and days and days on end and of course this was the first role that I’ve done since going vegan, so there I am in period-looking pleather shoes, stepping on dead fish, and I was having a real crisis of conscience.”

Being a vegan in a non vegan world can often make a person feel like they are compromising their ethics. But walking on dead fish that were purchased just to have in the scene? That had to be tough for Anne to swallow…and smell. Still, we love her decision to protect animals in every possible way she could control.

The vegan star wasn’t the only one who questioned the decision to use real dead fish. Russell Crow reportedly commented on the “fetid” air.

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

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