Late Show: Comedian Roy Wood Jr. Says Cheating On Vegan Diet 'Almost Ruined Relationship'

Show host Stephen Colbert has been on a plant-based diet since last year
The pair discuss veganism (Photo: The Late Show)

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. has admitted to 'cheating' on his vegan diet - and joking revealed how it almost ruined his relationship on The Late Show.

According to the actor, his girlfriend encouraged him to adopt a the healthier plant-based lifestyle.

Talking to host Stephen Colbert he said: "You know those vegans who sneak you food and then don't tell you what it is?

"You ate like two plates of it then they look across the table [and ask] 'do you know what that was?'.

"And it was zucchini noodles."


Colbert asks Wood Jr. whether he cheats.

He says: "Absolutely. When I'm on the road...McDonald's bro.

"All the other comedians want to go to the strip club, but I'm like 'no, I need something juicier'.

"I can't eat that here in New York but when I'm on the road...McDonald's."


The pair talk food at the end of the interview


He adds: "I messed up one time - left a receipt in my pocket. Almost ruined my relationship.

"She came in the living room and was holding the receipt up like it was women's panties or something, saying 'how could you do this to me?'.

"I was like...'it was the McRib! I had a weak moment, I'm sorry. I thought I was over McRib but I'm not."

Good luck

Colbert wishes Wood Jr. good luck with veganism, adding: "It's not easy, I've done it since last year."

Wood Jr. says: "Oh no, I'm only vegan around her."

Colbert concludes: "Well good luck lying then."

"I think it's out now," says Wood Jr.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are prepared in the author's capacity and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Plant Based News itself. 

Reuse this content
PBN Contributor:

Maria is the Editor of Plant Based News. A former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers. She was previously the editor of Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. You can follow her on Twitter @MariaChiorando and Instagram @mariachiorando.

(c) 2019 Plant Based News LTD. All Rights Reserved. Content must not be copied without permission.

Join the conversation

Since you're here...
Plant Based News is a FREE service that receives millions of views each week. This takes a lot of our personal time, money and hard work. But we do it because we KNOW it makes a difference. If those following our reporting helped by contributing, we could do even more. Please consider supporting us so we can create further awareness about animal rights, environmentalism, ethical consumerism and the plant-based lifestyle. Not a false narrative - but information that empowers people to make better choices.

It's World Vegan Day