Director Kevin Smith Says 'Being Vegan Has Finally Paid Off'

The star continues to celebrate his newfound lifestyle
Vegan Kevin Smith
Smith has also embraced a more active lifestyle (Photo: Instagram)

Writer, director, and comedian Kevin Smith has taken to Twitter to say that 'being vegan has finally paid off'.

Alongside a clip from Jurassic Park of Jeff Goldblum's character being chased by a dinosaur, Smith commented on seeing the star at meat-free chain Veggie Grill.

He wrote: "Being Vegan has finally paid off: I just saw Jeff Goldblum at my local @VeggieGrill! Makes sense that he's plant-based, considering he was almost eaten that one time…"

Payoff

In addition to crediting the lifestyle for his celebrity run-in, Smith has praised veganism for improving his health - discussing the topic in interviews and online.

The star reports that he's 51 pounds down, and has restored his blood pressure to healthy levels as a result of his plant-based diet.

He now regularly shares aspects of his new lifestyle online, with one of his more recent posts showing him eating a vegan burger on National Burger Day.

Kevin Smith And His Family
Kevin Smith's daughter and wife are both also vegan (Photo: Instagram)

Inspiration

Smith was inspired to go vegan by his daughter Harley Quinn - who he has publicly thanked for her influence - and by his need to lose weight after a life-threatening heart attack he suffered early this year.

The star explained on the Joe Rogan podcast that the heart attack - which was the result of complete artery blockage  - was caused in part by an unhealthy diet.

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Emily Court is a passionate ethical vegan from Eastern Canada. She is a Challenge 22 Mentor, Digital Writer, and experienced animal advocate driven by issues of animal liberation and social justice. She studied at Dalhousie University, where her thesis highlighted intercultural and gender relations. She is an established public speaker, writer, and world traveller with a drive to provide a voice to those who might not otherwise have one. You can follow her on Instagram @emily.j.court or on Twitter @_EmilyJCourt_.

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