You wouldn’t normally associate Hollywood with religion. In fact, some people would say it is quite the opposite. Filled with the glitz and glamour of celebrity life, Hollywood could be seen as a den of sin. Raucous parties, scandalous affairs, and sinful movies being produced almost daily.
But when I was shopping online for the besten geschenke für mädchen zur konfirmation for a niece of mine, I found some lovely, religion-based gifts that were produced by a well-known Hollywood star. This got me thinking about just how many celebrities are actually religious in Hollywood?
So I did some digging and found this list of 7 Hollywood Starts that I did not expect to be religious.
The Canadian born singer is one of the most divisive celebrities of our age. It seems it was a crime to be a fan of Justin Beiber if you weren’t a teenage girl. Yet his songs are often filled with positive messages about love. While his more recent work is a bit more scandalous, you might be surprised to know that he is in fact a churchgoer. Having learned the habit from his mother, he sticks to the religious path for her.
The one-man dream machine, Adam Young created and runs owl city himself, producing and writing all his own songs and playing every instrument for the tracks. But you might not have known that most of his songs are about God. Adam has a strong sense of faith and has gone on record saying his faith comes before his music. Give some of his stuff a listen and you will soon pick up on the religious symbolism. He has called himself an introvert and keeps his private life quite private, enjoying quiet prayer alone rather than a church.
No one would have guessed that Post Malone is a big believer. Having stated he more follows the philosophies set down by religion, rather than believing in a god. He uses this ethical drive in his work, allowing his emotions and morals to guide the topics of his work. Which is why he has created some of the most moving music in recent years. It resonates with so many for a good reason. But his myriad of face tattoos often throws people off and makes them believe he is as secular as they come.
A lot of the more religious types like to blast music like that produced by Kendrick Lamar. They claim it is the devil’s music and serves no purpose other than to corrupt the youth of today. But if you listen to Kendrick’s music in particular you will find lots of hidden themes and messages relating to the artist’s personal faith. While he doesn’t subscribe to the more traditional sense of religion, he does follow a few aspects of faiths, using their messages to guide him both personally and professionally as well. He says he inherited this strong sense of faith from his mother.
The God of Thunder, Chris Hemsworth is a household name these days. His time spent playing the role of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has cemented his place in cinema history forever. But the Australian Actor is also a big faith buff as well as a fitness buff. He attends church with his family every so often when he can fit it into his schedule and is constantly preaching the importance of spiritual exercise alongside your physical exercise. His philosophy is a healthy soul means a healthy body.
The Pirates of the Caribbean star has gone of record discussing his faith in the past. He has claimed to be a big believer in the Buddhist teachings and adheres to the philosophies that come with it. And it can be seen in his demeanor. Always calm and collected. Never angry or bitter. He truly is a celebrity who has found his center and is able to truly be at one with his spirit and his self.
So there you have it. This list just goes to show that, it doesn’t matter who you are or what you do. Faith is universal.