I remember watching a popular television talk show where the host had a slew of top-level Hollywood stars on as guests. These were real A-lister types, extremely well-known superstars. Anyway, the host of the show brought on pizza for them to eat, as kind of a funny gag. What happened next amazed me. The actors were suddenly extremely reluctant to eat the pizza, but they didn’t want to seem “too good” for pizza on live TV, so they were caught in a kind of dilemma. One extremely well-known actor decided to manually scrape off the cheese before eating his slice. Others simply refused to eat it altogether. After seeing this I started to wonder, are these real people, or are they robots? Do they even require sustenance? The truth is that actors take their diets extremely seriously, and for good reason. Their health is very important to them, because their body is their career. If they start to look old too quickly, they lose out on many potential roles. The entertainment industry is incredibly harsh, and expects all people on the big screen to look like picture-perfect super humans. So these actors who were presented with a pizza on the talk show were not being snobbish, they simply cared about their health.
As it turns out, many actors have made the choice to become Vegan for this very reason- they are trying to take care of their bodies. Many studies suggest that this type of diet can reduce the risk of cancer and a huge variety of other illnesses, as well as actually prolonging one’s lifespan. So is it any wonder why so many actors are Vegan?
One of the most well-known actors in Hollywood, Brad Pitt, has been a staunch Vegan for quite some time now. His reasons for becoming Vegan are in part due to the health benefits of such a diet, but that is not the only reason for his lifestyle choice. He is also a supporter of a Vegan way of life because of the negative environmental effects of raising livestock.
7. Joaquin Phoenix
You can’t fault Joaquin Phoenix for his vegan ways, since he’s been one since he was just three years old! Apparently, on a fishing trip with his family, he was horrified when his father caught a fish and left it wriggling and flopping on the deck while it slowly died. Since that day, Joaquin has never strayed from his vegan diet.
6. Tobey Maguire
Though he’s been a very strict vegan for a long time, it became a well-known fact during the filming of The Great Gatsby (2013). Each of the lead actors was given a Mercedes-Benz to cruise around in during their down time, but Tobey refused to even sit in his due to its leather seats.
5. Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin’s decision to turn to veganism occured back in 2011 and was the result of far more than just following a trend. Baldwin was diagnosed that year with pre-diabetes and immediately sought a way to avoid his condition worsening. He became a vegan and has since become far more healthy.
4. Olivia Wilde
The beautiful Olivia Wilde became a vegetarian at the age of 12. In the early 2000s, she took the next step and became a vegan. While she is an outspoken advocate of the vegan lifestyle.
3. Demi Moore
Many people have noted the effects of a vegan diet on aging, and at 55 years old, Demi Moore is clear proof. Not only is she vegan but she also eats only raw food. So is that “rabbit food” diet really worth it? Well, look at her and tell us what you think!
2. Alicia Silverstone
Though her acting career has been fairly quiet since her role it the 1995 hit film, Clueless, Alicia Silverstone is positively thriving. Her younger years were fraught with bouts of acne, insomnia and asthma, but since making the change to a strictly vegan diet, Alicia has claimed that her previous health issues have melted away leaving her bright and full of energy. So if you’ve heard that a vegan diet drains your energy, just ask Alicia whether it’s true!
1. Natalie Portman
When asked about her beauty and youthfulness, Natalie Portman attributes it to her vegan diet. Now in her 30s, Portman is as stunning as ever and enjoys a healthy, happy lifestyle. She claims that if she eats any form of dairy product she immediately breaks out in acne!