Denzel Washington: ‘The Equalizer’ Tries Vegan

Published by Michelle Kretzer.

The Equalizer opens today, which means that everyone with a pulse will be eyeballing Denzel Washington this weekend. And to make hearts pitter-patter even more, Denzel went vegan to get fit for the role. “Yeah, last summer I went on a vegan diet just to try it and it was actually quite healthy,” he said in an interview with GQ. “I was a good weight. I’m not even completely back on meat even now.” Judging by how he looks in the trailer, we hope Denzel never goes back.

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In other celebrity news:

  • In a recent interview with People, Nikki Reed spilled the beans on her newest animal companion: “I’m on my way to pick up my new baby rat,” she gushed. The mom of two horses and five dogs continued, “Animals are my life. My mom and I built a guest house on my property so that my mom could help me fostering animals. I do multiple fosters a month.” You can’t help but love Nikki for keeping animals off the streets and off her plate.
  • Scandal‘s Scott Foley is now a proud rescue parent, too. Scott, his wife, and their children just welcomed Lab mix Frankie into the family. PETA is welcoming Frankie to her new home, too, with a bundle of fun toys and treats.

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