Actress Edie Falco: “I became vegan.”
Actress Edie Falco, best known for her roles in The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie, was recently interviewed by Parade about her new role in Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders and about her life.
When asked about her diet, Falco stated:
“I’ve been a vegetarian for 16 years, and a vegan for eight months. It’s not always easy to find what I need, although being in New York, I find places to go. Being in Santa Monica, supplies are also pretty easy to come by.”
She elaborated more on why she transitioned from being a vegetarian to a vegan, stating:
“I work with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). That’s one reason I became vegan. It’s hard to justify working for animal rights when you eat animal-based foods. Animals are mistreated in ways I had not imagined. I believe this is at the base of everything bad in society—you can bring it back to cruelty to animals. If you don’t have respect for life of any kind, it will manifest in more obvious ways.”
You can read the interview in its entirety here.