Religious movie stars – For some celebrities, this concept is not just a word
Many religions have their own mythologies, symbols and sacred stories designed to explain the meaning of life or the origin of the world. From religious beliefs about the universe and human nature, people derive practical rules such as morality, ethics, religious law, or a desirable way of life.
According to some estimates, there are about 4,200 religions in the world.
At first glance, it is difficult to connect the images of the stars of cinema and show business with religious themes and temples. For some of them, however, religion is not just a word.
1.Orlando Bloom – the actor accepted Buddhism at the age of 19 after a spinal injury. A friend initiated him into the secrets of Eastern philosophy and explained to him the foundations of this religion. A visit to a Buddhist monastery fascinated the future actor and changed his life forever. Orlando Bloom claims that his faith helps him determine his life priorities and find inner harmony. Buddhism helps the actor in his career, gives him the opportunity to grow spiritually and protects him from “stardom”.
2. Mark Wahlberg – in his younger years, the actor led a stormy nightlife, but in adulthood he became a devout Catholic and an exemplary father. In an interview, the star admits that religion has become an integral part of his life. He recites daily prayers and consults with his confessor and spiritual mentor before accepting a role.
3. Tom Cruise – in the 90s, Tom Cruise became an activist of the Scientology movement. His first wife, Mimi Rogers, introduced him to this religion. In 2016, he sold his home in the US and bought a property in the UK not far from eathquarters of the UK Church of Scientology in Sussex.
4. Denzel Washington – The actor was born into a priest’s family and every day finds time to read something from the Bible. He is a devoted follower of the Pentecostal Church of God. In his youth, he thought about whether he himself would become a priest like his father, but he chose the acting field so that he could preach to millions of people around the world.
5. Ashton Kutcher – His ex-wife Demi Moore introduced him to Kabbalah. Kutcher says that religion helps him find a way out of difficult situations, as well as the answers to important questions. He, in turn, introduced his new wife, Mila Kunis, to Kabbalistic teachings.