Child star Dakota Fanning became so attached to her pig co-stars on the sets of her new movie, that she’s sworn off eating pork or any other products made from it.
The 12-year old star spent a lot of time around the four-legged creatures while filming classic children’s tale Charlotte’s Web.
"We had 50 pigs that we worked with of all different sizes. We had little babies and we would watch them grow up. They were so cute. Before I started playing Fern in the movie I went down to where they kept all of the animals - the pigs and the sheep and kind of just practiced holding them for the first time because I'd never really held a pig before,” Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.
And, she found the piglets and pigs so “cute”, that now she just couldn’t imagine having one of them on her dinner plate.
"You know bacon - I can't even do it anymore. It's so sad! I don't think I'm ever going to eat ham or bacon again. It's just not appealing," Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.
As for whether or not the 50 pigs that were used for the movie will end up becoming someone’s meal, well Fanning revealed that thankfully they would be spared that awful fate.
"All the pigs that we worked with, they have good homes in Australia that won't ever eat them. That was very important," she added.