Alexandra Paul is mostly known for her 93 episode stint on “Baywatch” but perhaps she should be known for her compassionate and eco-friendly lifestyle.
“I am now a vegan, but I have been a vegetarian since I was 14 years old,” the actress said about her dedication to animal rights during a recent interview. “Even in my early twenties, I had it in my contract that I would not wear any makeup tested on animals.”
Paul was also way ahead of the times back in the late nineties when she refused to be in an episode taking place at SeaWorld.
“In one of the ‘Baywatch’ episodes, I asked the producers to write me out of a Sea World scene, as I abhor marine parks, zoos and circuses, and they did. I will always appreciate how very respectful the producers were of my beliefs,” she said.
Paul and her husband have also both driven electric cars since 1990, both solar powered.
“I am proud to say I have owned electric cars longer than almost any woman in America. Maybe that just means I am old,” she joked.
More than 20 years later, Paul’s activism is still going strong and more intertwined with her career than ever. The actress is producing two movies, one of which has an animal rights theme. We can’t wait to hear more about the project.
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