Wednesday, June 16, 2004

More on Harold and Kumar

More on Harold and Kumar...Well on Kal Penn Anyway

Here is more reason to go see Kal Penn in Harold and Kumar. Penn is is the first vegetarian to be inducted into the White Castle Hall of Fame, according to this article from the Associated Press.

As a vegetarian, Montclair's Kal Penn seems an unlikely candidate for the White Castle Cravers Hall of Fame. But Penn is among this year's inductees to the iconic burger chain's list of most devoted or notable diners, as a co-star of New Line Cinema's fast-food adventure, "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," due out this summer.Penn, 26, born Kalpen Modi to parents originally from Bombay, India, plays Kumar, who sets out with his buddy Harold on a mission to satisfy their craving for, among other things, White Castle's diminutive patties, known as "slyders" to the infamously devoted fans who buy them by the bagful. The film's other star, John Cho, director Danny Leiner, and writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are also being inducted. While making the film, Penn ate only veggie burgers, which were also on the menu for him during Thursday night's induction ceremony at White Castle's headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, said Kim Bartley a White Castle spokeswoman. Penn's brother is a member of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and group members were hopeful that the star would call on White Castle to put a veggie burger on its menu.

He did't. But, that is still no reason to not see this movie. If you are vegetarian, desi, non-desi, or really really like White Castle--go see this film when it opens. I think I covered everyone.


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