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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

Liam Giliver

Liam is the Deputy Editor and Social Media Coordinator for Plant Based News. He has written for a number of top publications including Gay Times, Attitude Magazine, Oh Comely, and The Huffington Post - and is the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.