If you don’t know Mayim Bialik by name, you’d likely recognize her from Blossom or The Big Bang Theory (though honestly, I’m sure you all know her by name, too). In any case, she’s always been a bit of a fringe figure and comes out with some crazy shit sometimes, like the fact that she thinks it’s “never going to be trendy” to be religious in Hollywood. Where she came up with this hypothesis, I’m not quite sure, but here we are.
From Fox 411:
“I think in general it’s never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles,” she said candidly. “There are people I know of faith and we tend to congregate together. I study Jewish texts weekly. That’s something really positive to me when you’re a person of faith, it stays with you all the time.”
The California-native explained that while she doesn’t like “the bureaucracy of organized religion,” she does “believe in a power greater than” herself.
“I have an unwavering faith in a power greater than myself and I don’t think that will change any more than my belief in gravity will change,” she stated. “In terms of observance, my social media shuts down for [the Sabbath] and sometimes we go to synagogue, sometimes we stay at home and we do [Sabbath dinners]…I believe in [Jewish law] but I also believe in the permeability and changeability in the structure of Jewish law and I think Judaism has always adjusted to the times that it lived in and it’s adjusting in the time we are in now.”
Does anyone really give her shit about this, though? Hollywood is full of pseudo-religious people who invoke God on awards stages or pledge half their earnings to Xenu or whatever, so I don’t really think religious believes are all that persecuted, but then again, I don’t live in Hollywood, so I could be wrong.