Julia Stiles is a popular actress in Hollywood, known for her work in 10 Things I Hate About You, The Prince & Me, Mona Lisa Smile, The Devil’s Own, etc. She became a renowned name for her role in Matt Damon’s Bourne franchise. She is the recipient of the Teen Choice Award and two MTV Movie Awards. The actress is keen on healthy life choices and converted to non-veganism a few years ago. However, she was stunned when she had a hamburger for the first time.
The actress revealed in a talk show that she left veganism due to specific reasons. She also expressed her hilarious reaction to converting to vegetarian.
Julia Stiles revealed the reason for abandoning veganism
Silver Linings Playbook actress opened up calling quits on being vegan when she appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The actress shared that she was vegetarian for many years, and then she turned vegan. However, she considered it one of the biggest mistakes of her life.
The actress explained the difference between vegan and vegetarian to the host,
“Umm…yeah, no, vegans don’t really eat anything. It’s like, hay, and straw.”
“I still have friends who are vegans and they just basically don’t eat any animal products but that eliminates a lot of things. Like I could eat this table.”
Conan O’Brien asked her the reason for giving up veganism, she replied,
“Because I became really badly anemic. I was really just drawn and, you know. It’s not healthy if you can’t do it right. So I stopped it.”
The actress had worked in Julia Roberts’ Mona Lisa Smile at the time of the interview.
Julia Stiles’ reaction to converting from veganism is incredible
In a conversation with Conan O’Brien, Julia Stiles revealed about having a hamburger after quitting veganism. She was asked if she liked the first bite of hamburger or steak if she was happy to eat or had to get accustomed to the taste. The Makeover actress replied,
“Oh God, the word orgasm comes to mind, it’s like…”
“Now I know why people… I mean, ‘aw, the poor little cows’ whatever, they taste really good there.”
Conan O’Brien joked that he would eat a vegan oat cookie if it is wrapped in bacon. Stiles also joked with him that he should market the idea.
The actress also shared about leaving veganism in conversation with Female First. She recalled,
“I stopped being a vegan and then became a vegetarian. But the first meat I ate was not a hamburger – that was just a joke I made on a TV chat show. I changed my diet because it wasn’t healthy. Being vegan is a hard thing to do and I became really badly anaemic. When you are traveling there is no way you can get proper nutrition. So now I do eat some red meat, but not all the time.”
The actress was part of a documentary film named Jennifer Lopez: Halftime and the horror flick Orphan: First Kill in 2022.