In an interview with Fox News, Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik said that “Hollywood is not friendly to people of faith.” But, some spiritual stars have been very public about their religion.
“I don’t know if there’s a name for that – religion or faith – just that there’s something greater than all of us, and it’s uniting and beautiful.” This was Angelina Jolie’s response to People magazine when asked what she learned about spirituality from her 2014 movie Unbroken. The war film was inspired by the late Louis Zamperinia and was directed and produced by Jolie herself.
In a 2012 interview with Marie Claire, The Hunger Games star opened up about her religious upbringing in Louisville, Kentucky. “In the South it’s very normal. It would be weird for me to go to sleep without praying,” Jennifer Lawrence said.
Oprah Winfrey has been very outspoken about the differences she observes between the Christian religion and her take on spirituality. She went to Stanford University in 2015 to discuss spiritual practice. “I’m not telling you what to believe or who to believe, or what to call it. But there is no full life, no fulfilled or meaningful, sustainably joyful life without a connection to the spirit.” Winfrey said.
In a 2013 interview with his mother-in-law, Kanye West opened up about his faith. “I’m a Christian, and I wanted to let people know that that’s what’s on my mind. It’s important to me that I grow, and walk, and raise my family with Christian values,” he said.
Bloom talked about his relationship with Buddhism in a 2013 interview with Elle magazine. “The goal of men and the world should be to make all mothers happy,” he said when asked to share a Buddhist principle about men and women.