Woody Harrelson's 40-day starvation stint
FRIDAY MAY 30, 2008
Sometimes, all Woody Harrelson needs is the air that he breathes or so he says. The Hawaii-based actor has announced his plans to spend 40 days on a remote island consuming water and... that's it, really.
"I know it's going to be really hard," he says. "But can you imagine it? Eating nothing for 40 days? Swimming and surfing every day in a remote place? Where does the mind go?"
When it comes to being eco-friendly, passionate vegan Woody has a track record of putting his veggies where his mouth is. Among other things, he mostly lives on raw vegetables, uses recycled paper from non-wood resources and lives on a solar-powered island with his family.
According to eco-gossip site, Ecorazzi, the Oscar-nominated star of The People vs Larry Flynt has often made a splash with his eco-extremity. Woody's dedication to veganism saw him arrive late for an interview with the press because his hotel didn't carry vegan toothbrushes. And at this year's Cannes Film Festival, having forgotten his vegan belt and shoes, he had assistants fly over to France from California with the items in tow.
Although he once climbed San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to protest against logging, at the end of a 40-day fast Woody may wind up as proof that, as his old film title goes, White Men Can't Jump.
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