01 December 2010

Actress Katie Cassidy takes break from vegan diet and pays the price

Sometimes having your cake and eating it too really isn’t such a good idea.

While filming the romantic comedy Monte Carlo this past summer in Budapest, Gossip Girl actress Katie Cassidy decided to break away from her six month long foray into veganism by agreeing to eat copious amounts of cake for a scene in the movie.

During an appearance on the George Lopez Show she explained, "I'm a healthy eater and before I went to Budapest I was experimenting being vegan and had been vegan for like six months, and Budapest is, literally goulash and pulled pork. And day one on the set, the director came up to me and said, 'How do you feel about cake? Can you eat cake in this scene?' I was like, 'Yeah, actually it would be really funny if my character was scarfing down cake in this scene.'

"So little did I realize that this actual scene took 15 hours to shoot, so I was eating cake for 15 hours straight and I ate two full cakes to myself.”

Cassidy’s cake-o-rama wreaked havoc on her digestive system leading to three weeks of constipation. Can you imagine?

"I'm telling you, when you go from being vegan to eating cake like that, your bowels are frozen for probably three weeks," she told Lopez.

Alicia Silverstone might want to keep that in mind the next time she indulges in a glass of wine and a slice of chevre.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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