Tobey Maguire's vegan crusade

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Tobey Maguire's vegan crusade

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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1. Notmilkman10 Mar 2008, 10:20am Report

You're my hero, Tobey!
Compassion to animals and animal rights are wonderful
values for a human to adopt, but compassion to one's
own body should also be a priority. Thousands of converging
lines of scientific evidence have shown that the consumption
of a plant-based diet is best for the human diet. See:

Robert Cohen

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