Natalie Portman worried about availability of vegan food in Paris
by Lindsey Little
Categories: Healthy Living, Lifestyle, Vegan
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Movie star Natalie Portman is moving to Paris with her husband, Benjamin Millepied, and their two-year-old son, Aleph.

In an interview with HELLO! magazine, she said, “My husband has made me director of dance at the Paris Opera Ballet and starts next year. I love Paris.”

The 32-year-old actress is concerned that she won’t have easy access to her favorite vegan foods like she does in the U.S.

”I’ve been vegetarian since I was nine and vegan on and off,” said Portman. “At the moment we live in Los Angeles near Thai Town so we eat a lot of good vegan Thai food and there are also great pasta places nearby – a good pasta is probably my favorite dish. Paris is getting better for vegans – you can get anything there if you know where to look.”

Back in 2009, Portman decided to resume her vegan ways after reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s bestseller “Eating Animals.”

“Perhaps others disagree with me that animals have personalities,” she wrote. “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.”

While she went vegetarian during her pregnancy, the 32-year-old has since resumed her animal-free lifestyle. In August 2012, it was reported that Portman and husband Benjamin Millepied celebrated an all-vegan wedding in Big Sur, California.

Portman is clearly excited about the family’s move and for her new role with the Ballet.

”I’ve worked there for a few months at a time, but neither of us ever lived there before – my husband is from Bordeaux. It’s everyone’s dream to live in Paris at least for a while, so there is a wonderful opportunity for us.”

Related on Ecorazzi: Natalie Portman Creating ‘Eating Animals’ Vegan Documentary?

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  • Mary Marshall

    That’s a weird title- it doesn’t sound like she is worried, she said there are many options if you know where to look.

  • Hannah

    I believe it is Natalie’s husband and not Natalie that is taking on a role with the ballet.