Jessica Chastain, actress and longtime vegan, discussed veganism with Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner in a recent video released by Vogue Paris. The fashion publication documented a dinner the actresses shared at Yard Bistro in Paris while promoting their new film X-Men: Dark Phoenix. When it came time to order, Chastain made sure to specify to the waiter that she was vegan and asked to sample the chef’s vegan options. When their dishes arrived, Turner asked Chastain, “How long have you been vegan?” to which Chastain replied “I’ve been vegan for 14 years.” Chastain joked that she went vegan when salad was the only vegan option on restaurant menus, explaining that she made the change after playing a role that disrupted her appetite, which she resolved by consuming a plant-based diet. Outside of her acting career, Chastain supports causes that she is passionate about and is an early investor in Beyond Meat. In May, the actress joined the company on the Wall Street floor when it became the first vegan meat company to go public and shared the experience with her 2.3 million Instagram followers in a video in which she quizzed people on how many resources were saved by eating a Beyond Burger versus a beef burger.
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