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Actor Emily Deschanel has opened up about her vegan life, speaking about animals, fashion, and raising plant-based children.

The star, who is best known for playing Dr. Temperance ‘Bones’ Brennan on hit TV show Bones, was interviewed on the Switch4Good podcast launched by Olympic Silver medalist Dotsie Bausch.

The podcast, which is presented by Bausch along with former Baywatch actor Alexandra Paul, focuses on vegan and plant-based lifestyles. It features various athletes, doctors, authors, plant-based chefs and health experts from around the country who provide insights on nutrition, athletic performance, and our relationship with food.

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According to Switch4Good, Deschanel is a ‘cool, laid back’ mom, friend, and vegan. “Learn what goes on behind the scenes of a film set as Alexandra and Emily discuss their experiences as vegan actresses and where they found red carpet-ready and vegan-friendly fashion,” says the episode information.

“Emily also talks at length about her experience raising two young vegan kids and living with a not-quite-vegan husband.”

“Being healthy, being kind to animals, and being kind to our environment that’s, to me, the thing that motivates me the most,” Deschanel said during the episode titled Vegan Actress, Activist and Mom.?


“Going dairy free is a life-affirming choice. It is healthier for our body, mind and soul. It is kinder to animals, humans and the earth’s limited resources,” said Dotsie Bausch.

“By sharing our personal stories and the advice of healthy eating experts, we will continue to show that dairy is NOT a health food and offer help to those struggling with eating disorders. This podcast series is just one more step in our efforts to squash the lies and marketing gimmicks perpetuated by the dairy industry.”

This and future episodes are available for download here or on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and all major podcast platforms.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.