Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek doesn't follow a religion because she doesn't want "anyone giving rules" to her relationship with God.

The actress-turned-director recently premiered her new animated film 'The Prophet' at the Toronto International Film Festival, which is based on Kahlil Gibran's poetry book of the same name.

The film focuses on religion, spirituality and love, three themes which the screen beauty is particularly passionate about.

Salma considers herself a spiritual person but she does not subscribe to any classic faith even though she was raised a Catholic.

Talking to The Guardian newspaper, Salma explained: "I am a spiritual person but I am not a religious spiritual person. I don't want anyone giving rules to my relationship with God. Sometimes I find spirituality in art or in science because it's about discovering the source of who we are. Spirituality is about creation and the exploration of the unknown.

"I was brought up as a Catholic and I have respect for it and I got a lot of good things out of it. I believe in values that are very similar to Catholics. I also like this Pope very much. I really like him!"

However, a reflective Salma is always disappointed by the division and hatred religion can cause among people.

The 48-year-old star shared: "I think that sometimes it's religion that keeps up separate though. If you take the religion out, if you take all the countries away, all the culture away, you will find that there is a purity to a human being and a unity to who we are."

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