Rising Star: Q&A with Christian Serratos

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When Eclipse, the third film in the hugely popular Twilight series, arrives in theaters in June, Christian Serratos will be reprising her role as high schooler Angela Weber. Viewers of Nickelodeon will recognize Serratos, 19, from the show Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide. She’s been veg since age 10.

Q What’s up with the vegetarian vampires in the Twilight series?

A Vegetarian vampires aren’t typical. They’re not thrilled with the fact that they’re going to live forever and they have to kill living things to survive. They hate the fact that they have to kill at all. They call themselves vegetarian vampires, but that’s just because they don’t feed off of humans.

Q How active are you with animal rights?

A I first got involved with PETA when I was about 13. At that age I was doing videos to encourage people to adopt animals rather than buying them from pet stores. And recently I took part in PETA’s â??I’d Rather Go Nakedâ? campaign.

Q Any veg cooking tips?

A You can make your own salad dressing by mixing together some extra virgin olive oil with vinegar and a little sriracha hot chile sauce and a dash of pepper. It’s the best!

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