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Actors will say the darndest things when promoting a movie. Case in point, Oscar-winning legend Denzel Washington said he was a vegetarian, but not really considering he indulges in chicken from time to time.

The star told WENN, ”I’m a vegetarian now.” Although, he’s a new vegetarian so he’s not perfect yet. He continued, “But sometimes I’ll cheat and have chicken.”

Chicken was probably the last piece of meat I gave up before becoming a vegetarian, so I feel him, but I sure didn’t alert anyone to my veg status until I was over that yard bird.

He said about his lifestyle change, “When I did the play Fences (on Broadway) it just kind of woke me up to this idea of getting back to the basics in every way, and I made a commitment to just work harder and eat good.”

But whatever works for the star whose movie, 2 Guns, opens up Friday nationwide.

“From personal experience I can tell you that the actor has always had to watch what he eats. He told me back in 2004, “I just look at a Krispy Kreme and I gain weight.” Doesn’t everyone?

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3 Comments

  1. Good for you Denzel. But there are chicken alternatives to help you get that “monkey off your back”. The longer you stop eating meat, the more you will lose your craving for it.

  2. Chicken is one of the hardest things, its especially hard when your out to eat and someone orders buffalo wings…I just try to breath deeply and just live off the spicy vinegar aroma lol.

    sea food was another thing I had a hard time giving up.

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