It’s been widely reported that directing-writing-acting superstar Mike White became vegan while working on Nacho Libre a few years ago. White’s new film Year of the Dog takes on animal rights issues head-on, so it’s fitting that the finer points of his veganism are coming up in interviews–and they’re hard to pin down. And so I bring you A Mike White “Vegan” Movie Media Mash-Up:
Coming Soon: As far as the animal activism and vegan elements in the movie, are you a vegan or was there anything you were trying to say with the movie about those issues?
Mike White: …I’m a dog lover and I don’t eat meat, but it was never my intention to like write a movie that was a call to animal activism, as much as that’s just where the story took it.
Chud: I read that you’re a vegan.
Mike White: Yeah. I’m an imperfect vegan.
Movies Online: Just to clarify something that was asked earlier, are you a vegetarian or a vegan or in and out?
Mike White: I’m an erstwhile vegan. I actually don’t eat meat or dairy, but I do eat fish. I don’t know why.
Uh, yeah, me neither. But it’s not like he’s the first celeb to adopt an extreme version of Frestonian veganism. Can’t win ‘em all, I guess.