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Robert Downey Jr. Says He’s Going Plant-Based

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Robert Downey Jr. has said he is going plant-based.

The actor, who is playing the role of Dr. Dolittle in new movie Dolittle, made the comments during the film’s premiere earlier this month at the Westwood Village Theater in Los Angeles.

‘I’m off chicken now’

Speaking about his wife Susan Downey, who produced the film, he said: “She is the greatest creative producer in the history of cinema.

“And I make faces for cash and chicken. Even though no, I’m off chicken now. I’m going plant-based! For cash and legumes.”

Susan Downey added: “Not chicken anymore.”

Plant-based Hollywood

Plant-based has been extremely popular in Hollywood recently, as multiple award ceremonies have moved to ditch animal products from their menu in a bid to help the environment.

Among them was the recent Screen Actors Guild Awards, which released a statement about the decision saying: “As part of the show’s long-standing commitment to sustainable practices, the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will feature a plant-based menu at its ceremony on Sunday, January 19…

“The SAG Awards has also partnered for multiple years with non-profit environmental organizations such as American Forests. For the 25th Anniversary of the SAG Awards, American Forests planted 25,000 trees across the U.S. in a collaborative effort to improve the quality of air, water, and wildlife habitat.”

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Maria Chiorando

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