Sons of Anarchy's Theo Rossi reveals he's been vegan since 1997 thanks to his deep connection with animals.
Star of the hit TV show Sons of Anarchy, Theo Rossi, reveals he has been a dedicated vegan for 24 years!
The 46-year-old shared in PEOPLE Every Day podcast that he had a deep connection to animals, driving him to go vegan back when “it wasn’t cool”.
Rossi explained: “I’ve never lived a day in my life without multiple animals.
“I’m surrounded by animals. They’ve kind of dictated my life.”
Being vegan in the 90’s
Veganism has drastically changed in the last decade. These days the selection for vegan food in shops and restaurants is vast and easy to come by.
However, being vegan in the 90’s was a different story.
In the interview, Rossi shared: “In 1997, it wasn’t fashionable and it wasn’t cool, and we weren’t doing tofu turkeys for Thanksgiving, and all you could really eat was pasta.
“This is pre-Whole Foods, pre-Erewhon, pre-juices on every corner. I was trying things, because I was trying to see what works for me. Being a vegan works for me.”
Moreover, Rossi highlighted that his diet was “eat to live” rather than “live to eat”.
The star is content on eating “easy” meals each day using mainly vegetables, salads, lentils, and tofu.
As veganism wasn’t mainstream in 1997, Rossi said that his friends would often tease him about his then-unusual diet.
Rossi resisted the teasing, claiming: “They’re very aware that I’m going to do me no matter what.”
With many people now switching to a plant-based diet, we have seen more celebrity vegan advocates come forward to support the diet.
Stars such as Joaquin Phoenix and Moby have been activists for the vegan movement, encouraging their fans to engage in conversations surrounding veganism!
As well as celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, Lewis Hamilton, Billie Eilish, Brian May, and Benedict Cumberbatch have all taken the vegan pledge to protect animals and the environment.
These stars each have such a huge platform with a diverse following, by using their platform they can inspire more people to consider a plant-based diet.
With their voices they can ignite an unstoppable movement.
There are more vegan celebrities than you think! Here are some inspiring vegan celebrity quotes that will make you go vegan today.