In a recent AP video interview, actress Thandie Newton of Solo: A Star Wars Story credits co-star Woody Harrelson for inspiring her to switch to a vegan diet.
Impressed by Harrelson’s kindness and positive energy, Newton says: “I think it’s good to have a vegan in the mix. [Good to have] a vegan in a position of power. I have been vegan since working with Woody.” She added that she’s been vegan for four months.
Newton went on to tease the 56-year-old actor about his age:
You, I mean you’re not that old, obviously. And you’ve got a youth to you that is really adorable. Even though, you know, you’re old enough to be everybody’s parent. A little bit older than that, actually.
All kidding aside, a vegan diet is a great way to stay youthful. In fact, a 2013 article in Yahoo! Voices describes how a healthy plant-based diet helps skin look smoother and may diminish fine lines. The author also discusses the natural glow produced by eating plant-based foods rich in vitamins A and E, such as kale, spinach, and collard greens.
What’s more, a study from the University of Glasgow found that consuming red meat and not enough fruits and vegetables could increase the body’s “biological age” and contribute to health problems.
In addition to Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton joins celebrities Moby, Miley Cyrus, Joaquin Phoenix, Kat Von D, Erykah Badu, and many others speaking in favor of veganism.
There’s no doubt that celebrities can use their influence to change the world. Whether creating documentaries, speaking out against cruel factory farms, or sharing delicious vegan recipes, celebrities are using their platforms to help farmed animals.
From throwing chicks into macerators to tearing baby cows from their mothers, factory farmers routinely abuse animals. What’s worse, this systematic torture is actually legal.
Fortunately, by going vegan you can easily withdraw your support from this inhumane industry.