Maggie Gyllenhaal has been urged to join her husband Peter Sarsgaard in adopting a vegan diet after she confessed to eating ants and a live lobster.
The star admitted in an interview with a British magazine that she tucked into raw beef with charred ants and a live langoustine during dinner at a top Danish restaurant with her husband of five years.
She told The Times Magazine, “My husband and I went to Noma in Copenhagen recently which is ‘the best restaurant in the world’. At one point I was given a live langoustine, then raw beef with charred ants on it. They were delicious – much easier for me to eat than the langoustine. I’m not equipped to judge that kind of food, but I was curious. Peter and I hadn’t been alone together in weeks, but we had this one night. It was an emotional experience, alive experience.”
However, activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are urging the screen star to ditch her meat-based diet and join actor Sarsgaard by going vegan.
A spokesman tells WENN, “That meal must have been hell for Maggie’s vegan husband to sit through. The kindest person is the one who considers and respects the smallest, most vulnerable inhabitants of this world and would never delight in their suffering. If Maggie is looking for an ’emotional’ culinary experience, some of the best high-end vegan food – which Forbes magazine named the top food trend of 2013 – is served in Los Angeles, and it’s good for the heart.”