Actress Jessica Chastain, nominated for Best Actress for her role as Maya, the CIA agent in Zero Dark Thirty, is a vegan. She has been a vegetarian for 15 years, and a vegan for six.
Jessica explains, “It’s about trying to live a life where I’m not contributing to the cruelty in the world. While I am on this planet, I want everyone I meet to know that I am grateful they are here.” However, there was a scene in the movie “The Help” where she had to eat a fried chicken; she ensured that it was a vegan chicken.
She recently revealed that she is highly inspired by her mother, who is also a vegan and runs vegan restaurants as well. She believes that being a vegan offers great perks regarding health. She has been able to lose some extra pounds after following a strict vegan diet.