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The Queen’s Gambit’s Anya Taylor-Joy Says She ‘Doesn’t Touch Meat Or Fish’

'I was vegan for a long time. I got into it because it’s the most ecologically conscious choice you can make as a consumer'


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Celebrity actor Anya Taylor-Joy has announced she doesn’t ‘touch meat or fish’. 

The star, who skyrocketed to fame due to her role in The Queen’s Gambit, made the comment in a recent interview with women’s magazine Harper’s Bazaar. 

She told the publication she’s been vegetarian since she was eight-years-old and that she used to follow a plant-based diet. However, she now consumes dairy.

‘The healthiest I’ve ever felt’

“I was vegan for a long time. I got into it because it’s the most ecologically conscious choice you can make as a consumer,” Anya Taylor-Joy said.

“When I was a vegan it was the healthiest I’ve ever felt, because I had so much energy. I was eating a tonne because I have a really big appetite and was getting in more greens. 

“As a vegetarian I love a lot of Italian food, but I don’t get that many greens in there!”

‘Environmentally conscious’

She added that it is ‘important’ to as ‘as environmentally conscious as you possibly can’, adding: “At the end of the day the earth is the only thing we have. 

“So if we’re not taking care of our home, you’re not going to have a home anymore.”

You can read the full interview here

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1 year ago

This is such a great show Queens Gambit. First time seen this actress who is extremely talented. But I don’t understand how another can vouch for a vegan lifestyle and say they felt the best on it, then go back and consume dairy…?? Hopefully she will revert back to her vegan days and leave all dairy and animal products off the table.