Tobey Maguire's vegan crusade
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 March 2008
Tobey Maguire made Natalie Portman become a vegan.
The 'Star Wars' actress, who was already a strict vegetarian, was put under pressure by the actor on the set of their upcoming movie 'Brothers' to take up a diet completely free of animal products.
Natalie said: "I was around Tobey Maguire in rehearsals and he's vegan and I was eating this energy bar, which was really nice. I'm honest about caring about animals. You know, eggs and milk products, there's a lot of animal discomfort in that, too. I don't know if it's a permanent thing."
Natalie, 26, says she first become a vegetarian because she didn't want to eat a kosher diet.
The brunette beauty - who was brought up in a Jewish household and went to a Jewish school - told Marie Claire magazine: "I used to bring non-kosher food in my lunch bag and my mom would make me lie and say I had tuna when really it was non-kosher chicken salad. I hated that, so I said, 'I'm a vegetarian.' It was my out."
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