“I’m honest about caring about animals”: Not Chris Hemsworth, Another Marvel Veteran Convinced Natalie Portman To Embrace Vegan Diet For Her Superhero Role

Not Chris Hemsworth, Another Marvel Veteran Convinced Natalie Portman To Embrace Vegan Diet For Her Superhero Role
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One of the biggest wow factors that the MCU has to showcase to everyone is the extensive and amazing roster of big-name Hollywood stars that work for them, and among them, actress Natalie Portman is a recurring face throughout the cinematic universe as Jane Foster alongside her co-star and Thor actor Chris Hemsworth.

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Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman

Apart from that, the actress is also a very accomplished actress with an extensive and diverse career in the film industry, being part of many iconic and commercially successful films in the past. But, there’s also another aspect of her she’s famous for, and that’s going vegan, which was a change that was brought on to her by her co-star, and it’s not Hemsworth.

How Tobey Maguire Convinced Natalie Portman To Go Vegan

Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman
Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman

While she may be remembered as the face of Jane Foster, the love interest of Thor in the MCU, actress Natalie Portman is far more versatile and accomplished in her talents, as she has also been part of the iconic Star Wars franchise as well as other successful films in her career. She’s also famous for converting to veganism very early on in her life, something that many think she adopted from her co-star Chris Hemsworth while they were shooting together. But the star that actually advised her to go vegan was Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire.

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Talking with Vegan Food and Living, the Black Swan actress talked about how she came to change her diet to a completely plant-based one. In 2008, when she was just starting to hang out with the Spider-Man: No Way Home star for their then-upcoming film Brothers. She said that he was the influence behind her changing her dietary habits as she also cared for animals and that even a vegetarian diet was harming them in some way, which led to the change. She said:

“I was around Tobey Maguire in rehearsals and he’s vegan and I was eating this energy bar, which was really nice.“I’m honest about caring about animals. You know, eggs and milk products, there’s a lot of animal discomfort in that, too. I don’t know if it’s a permanent thing.”

Therefore, having a positive and caring outlook on the world and living beings, she decided to make a big change in her life.

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What Was Brothers About?

Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman in a still from Brothers
Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman in a still from Brothers

Considered one of the finest performances by both Maguire and Portman, Brothers tells the story of a young man named Sam Cahill, who is married, has two daughters, and is a US Marine officer. Before being deployed to Afghanistan, his family has dinner with his recently released criminal older brother Tommy, where the family shows their disdain for him.

But when Sam is caught by the Taliban, he’s pronounced dead, which sends his family into disarray. Now, Tommy feels his sense of duty towards his younger brother’s family and decides to take care of them. And one day, out of nowhere, Sam returns home with severe PTSD and a dark secret.

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Brothers, streaming on AMC+.

Source: Vegan Food and Living

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