There’s now another reason to love Benedict Cumberbatch; he’s vegan!
During the press tour for the long-awaited Avengers: Infinity War, the British native made sure to point out his diet during the filming of the movie.
When asked how he stayed in shape throughout filming, like with a gross “raw egg diet” like in Rocky, Cumberbatch responded with a quick remark, “No, no—well, I eat a plant-based diet”. Let’s just say there were some vegans swooning after this.
He also has stated that he’d be up for a cheeky Nandos, but only if there were vegan options (which there are!) during an interview with Sophia Grace, a 14 year old YouTube star.
He’s been keeping true to his diet as well. During his travels to Singapore, he outlined the plant based diet he tried out there, well as much as a vegan can according to him.
This doesn’t come exactly as a surprise, he’s been known for wearing vegan clothing in photoshoots, including “future wool” made from recycled cotton and polyester. His GQ cover shoot caused a frenzy when he graced the cover in all vegan clothing (and stylish ones at that).
The change seems to be quite recent however, with the first announcement showing up around 2017 during filming of Sherlock, and just prior to filming to Doctor Strange. He might be taking a page from our book on vegan gains!!
I guess that his diet is as fitting as his name: Benedict Cucumberbatch (sorry for the awful joke).
So what do you think? Are you officially Team Cumberbatch? Comment down below!
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