B.C.'s Pamela Anderson to launch vegan restaurant in France to help Julian Assange
While British Columbian star Pamela Anderson is enjoying some screentime thanks to her cameo in the movie version of Baywatch, she's also using her star power to help out two causes she's passionate about.
Anderson, who rose to international fame on the TV version of Baywatch, will launch a pop-up vegan restaurant in southern France.
Starting on July 4, Le Table du Marché will run for 50 nights in Saint-Tropez.
Anderson is collaborating with chef Christophe Leroy, organizer of Nuit Blanche. The menu consists of prix fixe options as well as sharing plates such as Pissaladière, risotto with asparagus, tomato tartare with goji berries, and a vegan burger.
On June 17, she wrote on her foundation's website that she is also doing so as a means to invite political leaders to help free Australian computer programmer and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. She has invited French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Trogneux to the restaurant to discuss asylum for Assange.
Assange has lived at the Ecuardorian Embassy in London for over four years after Swedish prosecutors issued a warrant for him due to sexual-assault allegations made by two WikiLeaks volunteers.
She went to say that finds Assange sexy because "surely the sexiest qualities in a man are bravery and courage. Sexiness in a man is showing strength. Having convictions and having the courage to stand by them."
She added that he is "standing up for the oppressed, for the weak, for the forgotten". That's something that Anderson herself has been doing with her devotion to animal-welfare activism and awareness efforts, which is reflected in the vegan pop-up restaurant.
A vegan cookbook entitled C'est Bizarre will follow.
Anderson was born in Ladysmith, B.C., and grew up in Comox, B.C.