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Star Wars Star Daisy Ridley is Vegan

The actress discussed dining out as a vegan while traveling for the film’s promotion tour.

In a recent interview with Irish men's lifestyle website JOE.ie, Daisy Ridley—who plays the lead character “Rey” in the film Star Wars: The Last Jedi—revealed she is vegan. During the film’s production tour, Ridley stopped by Los Angeles eatery Mr. Chow, stating, “Someone did a great order—I’m vegan!—[they] did a great order for me. It was delicious.” Ridley is also the human companion to a special needs rescue dog named Muffin, who is blind and deaf. The actress’ announcement that she is vegan follows recent headlines pointing to a very vegan moment in the blockbuster film, in which Chewbacca—the fluffy Star Wars icon—refuses to eat a chicken-like carcass after connecting it to his wide-eyed Porg alien animal friends.

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