Natalie Portman has pitched the idea of having her own vegan cooking show during the premiere of new vegan film, Eating Animals. Portman narrates the film, and at the premiere she shared her ‘dream’ project to work on.
In a Q&A for the film, Portman said: “I’ll share with you guys my dream. It would be a dream of mine to make one of those cooking shows, but only for vegan food. It could provide you with a starter kit if you want to be a vegan.”
Portman is hoping to bring a plant based way of living to a larger audience, with the actress saying: “The thing I keep learning from people younger than me is that you don’t have to choose an identity. Binaries are not important anymore. It’s important to see things on a continuum. Trying does a lot.
“If everyone tried a little bit, it would make a huge impact. It’s understandable that it’s very hard to change part of our story, how we eat – part of the story of our families, our nation, our religion, and our identity. I don’t expect anyone to be vegan tomorrow, but making small changes makes a big difference.”
Portman’s latest film, Eating Animals, is based on the best-selling book by Jonathan Safran Foer. The narrative looks at the environmental, economic and public health consequences of factory farming, as it traces the history of food production in the US.