Woody Harrelson: "If people ask me about dairy I’ll go on a little dissertation"
Actor Woody Harrelson, widely known for his roles in Cheers and The Hunger Games, is also known for being a vegan and a (mostly) raw foodist. In a recent feature summarized by People Magazine, Harrelson talks about veganism on set, stating:
“I usually have a chef because I’m not just vegan, I’m mostly raw. So it’s not that easy. People are like, ‘Here’s some carrot sticks and some celery, good luck!’ So it’s better to have someone foraging for you.”
While Liam Hemsworth, who worked alongside Harrelson for The Hunger Games, has stated that he credits his co-star for introducing him to veganism and inspiring him, in this feature, Harrelson mentions how he handles questions about his lifestyle:
“I don’t find that people come around to my way of thinking. It’s very hard to talk someone out of a burger if they like burgers. I don’t try to do it but if people ask me about dairy I’ll go on a little dissertation. I’ll get on the stump. Otherwise I don’t think there’s any value in lecturing someone about what they’re eating even though I watch people who are literally eating themselves into an early grave and I just want to say, ‘You should not be doing that. Don’t put that into your mouth!”
Craig Johnson, director of Harrelson’s latest film Wilson, describes the actor as a “wonderful unique creature” who “just lives his truth – raw, vegan, organic.”
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