Ethan Hawke has revealed that his cameo in new film Fast Food Nation has helped him give up junk food, but as much as he tries, he hasn’t been able give up meat entirely.

Ethan told the Independent recently: “I’ve been trying very hard [to go vegetarian] for the last five years and sometimes I succeed and sometimes I don’t.”

His mum is a committed veggie and he added: “She has a joke that she always says at dinner conversations, which is, ‘Are you vegetarian yet?’, because she believes that by the time my children are grown up, basically everybody will be one.”

“If you had to kill the cow every time you had to eat it, if you had to go slit its throat, you would eat meat about twice a year.”