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Gwyneth Paltrow: 'Leonardo DiCaprio put me off meat'

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Apr 22, 2013 | 10:00am EDT

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has credited Leonardo DiCaprio with inspiring her to eliminate meat from her diet. The Shakespeare in Love star, who is known for her healthy eating, reveals a chat with eco-conscious DiCaprio prompted her to give up red meat. She tells Britain's The Guardian newspaper, "I hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio when I moved to New York. He was vegetarian and he'd talk about how dirty meat is and how bad factory farming is. I haven't eaten red meat in 20 years and although Leo's not totally responsible, he definitely planted a seed. When I turned seriously macrobiotic, it coincided with my father having been diagnosed with cancer (in 1999). I felt I could heal him by proxy."

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