“Star Wars” star Harrison Ford no longer eats meat and dairy.
While appearing on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week, Ford told DeGeneres, “I eat vegetables and fish, no dairy, no meat. I just decided I was tired of eating meat and I know it’s not really good for the planet, and it’s not really good for me.”
Harrison Ford on Climate Change
This isn’t the first time the “Indiana Jones” star has spoken up for the environment. Last February, while speaking at the World Government Summit in Dubai, he said that climate change deniers are “on the wrong side of history.”
Later that year, he star spoke at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York. There, he spoke about the importance of rainforest conservation and called on elected officials to take action on climate change.
“We’ve been talking about saving the Amazon for 30 years. We’re still talking about it,” he said. Ford added that the rainforest is “crucial to any climate change solution.”
This is due to its “capacity to sequester carbon, for its biodiversity, for its freshwater, for the air we breathe, for our morality.”
He continued, referencing climate activist Greta Thunberg’s iconic speech: “And it is on fire. When a room in your house is on fire, you don’t say, ‘there is a fire in a room in my house.'”
Ford added, “You say, ‘My house is on fire,’ and we only have one house.”
The Most Vegan Franchise in the Galaxy
Ford isn’t the only “Star Wars” alumnus to speak out about climate change.
Natalie Portman, who played Padmé Amidala in the prequel trilogy, became vegan after reading author Jonathan Safran Foer’s 2009 book “Eating Animals.” She later and produced the 2017 documentary adaptation. The two-time Golden Globes winner spoke on animal agriculture’s impact on the planet in the months leading up to the film’s release.
Woody Harrelson, who played a young Han Solo’s mentor Tobias Beckett in 2018’s “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” is also vegan. The 58-year-old has spoken out against rodeo events, promoted Paul McCartney’s Meat Free Mondays, and spoken to the health benefits of a plant-based diet. He also convinced his “Solo” co-star Thandie Newton, who played Beckett’s partner, Val, to go vegan.
Daisy Ridley—Rey in the sequel trilogy—described herself as a “cheagan” (aka, a cheating vegan) in a 2017 Elle interview. “I’ve cut out meat and dairy, and eggs; but I sometimes eat fish because my moral compass is off,” she said.
Not only that, Disney’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge theme park, has multiple plant-based options, according to Vegan Disney Food. These include vegan blue milk, meatless Ronto roast, and pasta with Impossible Foods meat sauce.