Jessica Chastain follows a vegan lifestyle and admits it helps her lose weight quickly for television and film roles. While on set of The Help, Chastain's character had to eat fried chicken. Luckily for the actress, the powers that be were able to mask a vegan meal as fried chicken.
"The scene where I was eating fried chicken, they made me vegan fried chicken. It probably [didn't taste as good] as fried chicken. They did an amazing job. They took a turkey dog and tofurkey and battered it, and deep fried it," Chastain said. "I haven't had meat in so long. I've been vegan for five years and vegetarian for 15 years, so if I had had meat, I wouldn't have been able to do the scene. They all thought I was just chowing down."
Chastain's vegan diet influenced her mother to make the same lifestyle switch. Now, Momma Chastain runs her own vegan restaurant.