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Natalie Portman: Documentary About 'Eating Animals'?

Natalie Portman: Documentary About 'Eating Animals'?

Natalie Portman may be stepping behind the camera for an upcoming project.

Author Jonathan Safran Foer, who wrote the book “Eating Animals,” revealed that the 30-year-old Oscar winner “is going to make a movie of it.”

“She wants to make a very personal documentary,” he added during an interview with the French site Chap last summer. “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.”

The book, which Natalie has credited for convincing her to be vegan, “explores the many stories we use to justify our eating habits – folklore and pop culture, family traditions and national myth, apparent facts and inherent fictions – and how such tales can lull us into a brutal forgetting,” according to its official site.

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43 Responses to “Natalie Portman: Documentary About 'Eating Animals'?”

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  1. 1
    Lili Says:

    I don’t care about her, she is so anoying ewwwwwwwwwwwww

  2. 2
    BEAN Says:

    What happened to taking a hiatus? Money talks! lol

  3. 3
    Stephanie Says:

    They make a movie out of every book!

  4. 4
    snake eyes Says:

    -_- I WILL EAT AS MANY ANIMALS AS I WANT! Stupid carnivores.

  5. 5
    snake eyes Says:

    -_- I WILL EAT AS MANY ANIMALS AS I WANT! Stupid carnivores.

  6. 6
    stacey Says:


  7. 7
    Polly Says:

    I think she is weird and very overrated as an actress.

  8. 8
    shamrock7 Says:

    Props to Natalie!! I support you completely and I’m looking forward to this project in the upcoming future. It’s about time we have people such as Natalie, shed some light on this world and open others eyes to options and facts.

    Good Luck Nat~

  9. 9
    Ninaj Says:

    I like Natalie but I’m starting to get really pissed with all those vegetarians and vegans who think that eating animals is bad. It’s part of us as human beings. You don’t eat meat ? Fine but give those who a rest and a break. You choose your own eating habits.

  10. 10
    Chelsea Says:

    Natalie Hershlag should focus more on how her own people are murdering Palestinians.

  11. 11
    snake eyes Says:

    um…wtf I mean HERBIVORES…. God I need sleeeep. Let’s try that again AHEM..


    There….now I’m going To BED to dream of STEAK.

  12. 12
    Oh Well Says:

    Natalie dear you can choose to eat or not to eat meat. I will be glad when these hippies stop trying to tell other folks they are wrong for doing something God has given us as a resource and food be it veggies or meat, seafood, chicken and whatever livestock you choose to eat. just about everything we utilize to live in this world comes from an animal. So shut Natalie.

  13. 13
    Angelina Says:

    @Chelsea: Lol we can only dream. She said herself that its very hard for her to discuss Israel because its “about survival”. Uh huh Natalie. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

  14. 14
    gisele Says:

    i believe she still eats animal products, no?

  15. 15
    Melissa Says:

    Natalie Portman IS NOT A VEGAN/VEGETARIAN.
    She just stops eating meat for some time and then feels like lecturing us.
    a vegan.

  16. 16
    Cristina Says:

    I don’t get these comments; you don’t HAVE to see the movie. I don’t think she’s trying to shove it down anyones throat but just giving people an opportunity to become educated about their food. People who eat meat get so defensive the second anyone mentions the words “vegan” or “vegetarian,” when no one is actually preaching to you or telling you that eating meat is wrong. If someone chooses not to eat it, that’s a personal decision and they’re allowed to talk about it.

  17. 17
    bear Says:

    I seriously don’t understand the hostility towards vegans/vegetarians on this site. Read the book before you make ignorant rants! I read the book and it was very informative-not preachy. I decided to become a vegetarian after becoming educated. My reason was not because I thought there was something wrong about eating meat but the horrible condition in which these animals lived in and how they are killed not to mention the impact that meat packing co. have on the environment. You ought to make sure you know why you are against this choice at the risk of sounding really stupid and calous. I made my choice based on ehics, morals and compassion for the creatures and world in which I share this world with–not the people who are vegans or vegetarians.

  18. 18
    Yoda Says:

    I just finished reading the book Eating Animals, which was a great but heartbreaking read. Looking forward to the documentary and whatever the haterz/carnivores say, you’re in the right on this issue, Natalie!

  19. 19
    Ummm Says:

    Ummm, Bear you can buy meat from private farmers who don’t mass produce and not the big chains. Your reasonings like others is hog wash because if you saw how some chain store mass produced veggies/tofu were processed would you stop eating all together????

  20. 20
    haha Says:

    I wish I had the willpower to go veg. I know it’s healthier and I do feel bad for the animals. but I love food too much

  21. 21
    BallSoHard Says:

    @haha: Decreasing your consumption of meat is a great start. Not everybody has to go to extremes, but currently most N.Americans are with how much meat we are eating. Balance is key and also buying local.

  22. 22
    Heather Says:

    you would think she would be spending her time supporting pedophiles not animals….but they’re one in the same so I get it.

  23. 23
    Gmd Says:

    Very cool! Think this is a very good idea for her :)

  24. 24
    Amorie Says:

    That would be great, because then more people will see how many negative consequences this meatindustry has (for climate and environment) but also for the billions of animals.

  25. 25
    Amorie Says:

    @Ninaj: The problem is dat we eat too much meat. Over only the last 50 years, people are eating 60% more meat than they used to. THAT is the problem, that it is too much. The meat industry (in it’s form now) has many negative consequences for climate, environmant and the welbeing of animals. You should watch the movie Food Inc. and read the book Eating Animals. Or if you are into science, you should read the reports of the IPCC. This stuf explains what goes behind the meat that we all eat.

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