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Natalie Portman Planning Documentary Around the Book “Eating Animals”

Natalie Portman Planning Documentary Around the Book Eating Animals

Natalie Portman, who revealed back in 2009 that reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s book “Eating Animals” turned her vegan is reportedly planning to make a documentary around the book. Foer disclosed the news to the French site Clap. “Well, Natalie Portman is going to make a movie of it. She wants to make a very personal documentary. She contacted me, she told me that she loved the book. I know her now, I will help her eventually, but it will be her vision. She’s only at the very beginning,” Foer said.

Indiewire reports that it is unclear how Portman will adapt the book, which is a memoir about Foer’s quest to learn as much as possible about the food we put in our bodies.

Some readers may recall that Natalie Portaman joined a growing list of celebrities that quit veganism when she revealed that she went back to eating vegetarian because of food cravings during her pregnancy. Good to see that she’s not completely abandoned her passion for animal rights issues though! Moreover, Foer’s book advocates a more sustainable and humane approach to eating animals, rather than a vegan message, so it may be compatible with Portman’s current outlook on the issue.

Either way, this is great news!

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5 comments on “Natalie Portman Planning Documentary Around the Book “Eating Animals””

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5 Years Ago

At least she's standing up for animals...though I'm not sure it's quite fitting with eating them!

6 Years Ago

AMC, there's no reason to be so cruel... Yes, she did give into unnecessary cravings, but so have others and it does not necessarily mean that she will turn away from vegetarianism or not become vegan again. I hope she does go back to veganism- and, of course, for good- and just condemning any backslidden veg*n shall not help us to support each other at all.

6 Years Ago

AMC, your comment is ludicrous. Your probably one of those PETA lovers that go on and on about animal rights, supposedly having "saved" these animals only to find out you secretly murdered them. Your hypocrisy is not lost on me, and I know others see right through your self-righteous stupidity. In layman’s terms (since your intelligence is obviously in question): Grow the Fuck Up!! (2011) Peta Kills Animals http://petakillsanimals.com/ (2005) The Truth about PETA http://www.thisistrue.com/peta.html

Dan Brook
6 Years Ago

1) for more info re: veg, please visit my Eco-Eating at www,brook.com/veg 2) for more info re: Jewish veg (both Foer and Portman are Jewish), please visit my The vegetarian Mitzvah at www,brook.com/jveg 3) Natalie Portman named her baby Alef, the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet. It is a silent letter. I wrote an e-book on kabalah (Jewish mysticism) called An Alef-Bet Kabalah: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1653 I would appreciate you checking out these resources.

6 Years Ago

Her message of "a more sustainable and humane approach to eating animals" will only harm the animal welfare cause. This idea that you can eat humane meat is false on so many levels. She gave up veganism for "cravings" and is now vegetarian.... i'm sure in the near future she will be eating "humane" meat. She is finding a way to silence her conscience for convenience.


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