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REVEALED: Why These 13 Actors WENT VEGAN (pt 1) | LIVEKINDLY


– [Narrator] A growing number of people are embracing veganism,
for a variety of reasons. (upbeat music) Health, animal welfare,
and the environment. And, Hollywood A-listers are no exception. In a two part series, find
out which celebs are vegan, and why they decided to ditch
animal products for good. Number 13, Liam Hemsworth. Liam Hemsworth went vegan in 2015. After a press tour for the
science fiction series, The Hunger Games. – There’s 24 of us Gale,
only one comes out. – Yeah, and that’s gonna be you. – [Narrator] Hemsworth
got sick with the flu. He told AskMen that he reached out to his vegan Hunger Games costar, Woody Harrelson, for advice. Woody Harrelson told me that I should try eating raw vegetables. He’s got more energy than
anyone I’ve ever met, along with the nicest guy in the world. So, I tried it out. Since then I’ve felt amazing, and have been eating that way ever since. Liam Hemsworth loves eating
vegan for health reasons. And, he has no problems keeping fit. He even convinced his
brother, Chris Hemsworth, to try a plant based diet while fitness training for the film Thor. – Well, kinda both like fire. – The star’s also conscious
of animal cruelty. He told Men’s Fitness Magazine, that the more he became
aware of the horrors of the animal agriculture industry, the more he couldn’t eat meat. Hemsworth has also
rocked cruelty-free looks on the red carpet. Along with his wife, and
fellow vegan, Miley Cyrus. The couple attended G’Day
USA’s gala in January. Hemsworth was accepting an award for his roles in the Hunger Games and Independence Day: Resurgence. – I feel pretty good about
getting in one of these fighters and blowing ’em outta the sky. – [Narrator] And, wore a vegan suit by luxury menswear brand, Brave GentleMan. He also wore vegan
leather shoes, and a belt. Vegan fashion was at the
center of his wedding to singer Miley Cyrus too. Cyrus has been vegan since 2015 as well. And, wore a made-to-order
ivory silk satin gown, by Vivienne Westwood, on her wedding day. Paired with white satin shoes by vegan brand Cult of Coquette. On Instagram Miley shared
a candid photo of her and her sisters, Noah and Brandi, diving into the serving dishes
of vegan food at the wedding. Cyrus also shared a Valentine’s
Day shout-out to Liam. By sharing a wedding photo that gives us major vegan couple goals. Number 12, Woody Harrelson. Woody Harrelson is a longtime vegan. According to animal rights group PETA, People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals, he first ditched dairy in his 20s, when a woman on a bus
diagnosed his streaming nose and acne as lactose intolerance. The star now embraces a
mostly raw vegan lifestyle. Meaning he has ditched meat, eggs, dairy, and strays from processed
and cooked foods, and sugar. The 57 year old actor
credits his vegan diet for making him look 10 years younger. – Well, if you think about it, the strongest animal, pound for
pound, in nature is the ape. – [Stephen] Is the whale. – Right. – [Narrator] For
Harrelson, diet is crucial for his energy levels. He told InStyle Magazine, I eat vegan, but I mostly eat raw. If I have a cooked meal,
I feel my energy drop. So, when I first started shifting my diet, it wasn’t as much a moral
or an ethical pursuit, but an energetic pursuit. The star is passionate
about the environment too. In 2017 he started a
Meatless Monday campaign with Paul McCartney. – A third of all serial
crops and more than 95% of soy is turned into
feed for farmed animals. – One day a week can make
a world of difference. – [Narrator] Encouraging
people to adopt meatless meals once a week in an effort
to slow climate change. Number 11, Maggie Q. Maggie Q went vegan nearly 20 years ago. The Divergent series and
Mission Impossible III actor. – Nice job.
– Thank you. – [Narrator] Ditched animal products after attending a concert in Hong Kong, where she met with a PETA volunteer and learned the negative
effects that animal agriculture has on the environment. Discussing sustainability, the star says, one of the things that is
missing from political discourse, from policy, from
government, is the fact that the leading cause of carbon
emissions in the world is animal agriculture. And, no one is talking about it. This is the real issue that
is driving climate change. – When we do feel the weight of the world, and truly the weight of
the world depends on us, you know, it depends on our choices. And, I wish that people
would pick up a book, or watch a documentary,
and understand that their choices can really
make a difference. – [Narrator] She also speaks
up for confined marine mammals. Using her Instagram account to advocate for Empty the Tanks Worldwide. – For more than 50 years
animals have been used in horrific and painful
tests for cosmetic products. Today, modern alternatives to
animal testing are available, and used by hundreds of
cruelty-free companies. – [Narrator] Maggie Q has also advocated for the Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. A bill that passed in California, which bans the use of animal
tests on cosmetic products. Maggie Q is set to star in Slice of Life, a forthcoming documentary that explores the growing popularity of
vegan food across the globe. Number 10, Joaquin Phoenix. Joaquin Phoenix has
been vegan for 40 years. On a fishing trip as a
kid, he and his siblings wanted to go vegetarian after
seeing how fish were killed. He told Collider, I guess to stun them, they were throwing them
against the side of the boat. It felt like a real injustice. I just thought it was such a
gross abuse of power in a way. I think that during that moment, we knew we were not going
to eat meat anymore. His family ditched meat and fish. And, went vegan shortly thereafter. Phoenix has produced powerful
documentaries on veganism. Such as 2017’s What the Health. And, 2005’s Earthlings. He narrated the latter. A documentary that opens the viewer’s eyes to the ongoing cruelty in the
animal agriculture industry. – [Joaquin] All of us are
considered earthlings. Warm or cold-blooded, mammal,
vertebrate or invertebrate, bird, reptile, amphibian,
fish, and human alike. – He also narrated 2018’s Dominion, with actor Rooney Mara. A documentary that
explores the various ways animals are commodified in Australia. Phoenix is a vocal animal rights activist. – I’ve been vegan
practically my whole life. And, I don’t use animal
products, don’t use leather. I thought that I was avoiding wool. I never knew that suits were made of wool. – [Narrator] He has supported
the wool-free movement in PETA’s 2018 campaign
for New York Fashion Week. Number nine, Rooney Mara. Rooney Mara is a
self-proclaimed ethical vegan. She has been on and off
vegetarian since the age of nine. – What are you doing?
– Reading your notes. – They’re encrypted. – Please. – [Narrator] But, committed to veganism about seven years ago, after seeing videos of tortured animals in the animal agriculture system. Mara is ethical in what she
eats, and in what she wears. The star started a vegan clothing and accessories label in 2018. The label features
high-quality vegan materials, such as faux leather. Mara told Vogue, in fast
fashion you can find faux leather boots that are really cheap. But, while it’s cruelty-free
in the animal sense, I didn’t necessarily know
where those things were made, or if they were cruel toward humans. Mara narrated the vegan
documentary Dominion, alongside Joaquin Phoenix. The pair have been a vegan
power couple since 2017. Number eight, Natalie Portman. Natalie Portman is an
outspoken advocate for animals. And, most recently appeared
in a PETA video about empathy. – Decades ago one man
articulated the plight of animals so boldly that the modern
world couldn’t ignore him. His name was Isaac Bashevis Singer. – [Narrator] You may
also recognize her voice as the narrator for the 2018
documentary, Eating Animals, based on the 2009 book by
novelist Jonathan Saffran Foer. – You come across these
steel masterpieces. All brought together in
the most ingenious ways. To produce more and more. Recently I produced a
documentary, Eating Animals, which hopefully you will get to see soon. (cheering) And, it’s a look at the
factory farming system, and problem in our country. – [Narrator] Natalie Portman has been a vegetarian since the age of nine. But, Foer’s book influenced her decision to go vegan eight years ago. On the set of her recent film, Vox Lux, Portman requested 100% vegan wardrobe. – This is a culmination
of my life’s work so far. I was under a lot of
stress after my accident. But, that’s what this show is about. It’s about rebirth. – [Narrator] Designer Keri Langerman was thrilled to take part
in creating vegan costumes. She has also worked with award winning vegan actor Rooney Mara on vegan costumes. Part two will be dropping next Tuesday. Can you guess who will be featured? Let us know in the comments. Remember to subscribe
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32 Comments

  1. satyagraha a Author

    What is life about ? JUSTICE ….and justice for all species. As far as I'm concerned, The most important thing I've done in my life is I learned, and went vegan. I do it for all the other species, and for the environment, the health thing is just a plus for me. Going Vegan means you understand justice, compassion and empathy and you stop supporting all the evil institutions that profit from the enslavement, suffering and killing of billions of other fellow species.

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  2. Bloodthirsty Vegan Author

    Soooo…I suppose that the purpose of this is to validate the choices I made before any of these people were even born. Thanks, I've managed on my own, not even feeling a tingle, except for Natalie, and not because she's vegan.

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