New Star Wars Movie Star Thandie Newton Goes Vegan

The Solo: A Star Wars Story actress was inspired to go vegan by co-star and longtime vegan Woody Harrelson.


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In an interview this week with the Associated Press, actress Thandie Newton—who plays “Val” in the new film Solo: A Star Wars Story—revealed that she is now vegan. Newton, who was interviewed alongside co-star/animal advocate Woody Harrelson, praised Harrelson’s ability to perform demanding tasks on set, and teased the actor that, at 56 years old, he could be “everybody’s parent.” The actress went on to reveal that she was inspired by Harrelson’s lifestyle to eschew animal products herself. “I think it’s good to have a vegan in the mix… a vegan in a position of power. I have been vegan since working with Woody,” Newton said, before revealing that she has been vegan for four months. Newton joins a growing cast of Star Wars alums that have adopted a vegan lifestyle during the filming of their respective movies, including Daisy Ridley who played “Rey” in last year’s iteration Star Wars: The Last Jedi.