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No More Mr. Clucks for 'Lost' Alum Jorge Garcia

by Maggie Furlong, posted Nov 5th 2010 3:50PM
Jorge GarciaThree things I love collided on Thursday: the set of 'How I Met Your Mother,' Bay Cities sandwiches and 'Lost' alum Jorge Garcia.

Jorge is guest starring on 'HIMYM''s big Thanksgiving episode in a few weeks -- titled 'Blitzgiving' after his unlucky character Blitz -- and was showing off his big grin and comedic chops that always brought much-needed levity to the island drama on 'Lost.'

But something was different ... and after a quick chat with the happy-go-lucky star, he admitted he's now shunned something big from his 'Lost' past and Hurley's life: meat.

"I've been a vegetarian for about four months now," Jorge admitted, after I commented on his meat-free caprese sandwich (my personal favorite from the Santa Monica, Calif., sandwich institution). That's right -- this means that the owner of Mr. Clucks wouldn't be caught dead chowing on fried chicken now.

"It's about the animals," Jorge said, acknowledging that the health benefits are nice, too. But he says knowing how pigs, cows, chickens and most farm animals are raised in close quarters and slaughtered inhumanely prompted him to make the change.

But don't expect him to be posing nude for PETA billboards anytime soon. "I don't think I'll be an activist or anything ... it's just a personal choice."

The only thing making him second-guess that choice? This month's turkey-centric holiday, which was a hot topic considering his 'HIMYM' episode's theme. Well, Jorge, there's always tofurkey -- gobble, gobble!

Check back here for our full interviews
with Jorge and the 'HIMYM' cast before 'Blitzgiving'

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I agree it does look different. Now it appears it has been styled into long ring type curls/ Maybe he will end up with dred locks. I've always been confused about his name. Seems some call her Hurley and others call him Hugh. Anyone know why?

November 08 2010 at 1:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

You DO know he doesn't really own Mr. Clucks, yes?

November 05 2010 at 11:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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