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Mayim Bialik: Religion Not 'Trendy' in Hollywood

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Actress Mayim Bialik arriving at the 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)

By    |   Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 06:53 AM

Mayim Bialik, co-star of "The Big Bang Theory" and former star of "Blossom," said in a recent interview that religion will never be "trendy" in Hollywood, but she said that won't change the fact that she remains faithful.

"I think in general it's never going to be trendy to be observant or religious in Hollywood circles," she told Fox News. "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."

Not only is religion not trendy in Hollywood, but the 39-year-old Bialik reported that she was criticized just for visiting Israel.

"I've gotten a lot of negative attention for visiting Israel," she said, noting that she was visiting a friend in the Israel Defense Forces.

"That’s what's amazing ... simply by going to Israel this summer and saying nothing more than, 'I've gone to Israel,' I got the same amount of hatred and threats and anti-Semitism for actually making a statement trying to support people whether I like it or not are serving in an army."

Despite getting hate mail for her trip, Bialik said her faith is on solid foundations.

"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.

Her faith has informed many aspects of her life, she explained, such as her pursuit of a degree in neuroscience, the way she raises her two children, and her modest outlook on the human body.

"Being a modest dresser, that for me is a certain amount of my religious faith — privacy and chastity. Just because I have a body, doesn’t mean it means to be on display," she said. "It's important, especially for children and men and my sons to hear I'm not ashamed of my body, I just don’t feel the need to display it with two tiny pieces of fabric when I want to go swimming."

Bailik's faith has also informed her latest endeavor: the launch of a new website, GrokNation.com, a blog that everyday people can relate to.

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Mayim Bialik, co-star of "The Big Bang Theory" and former star of "Blossom," said in a recent interview that religion will never be "trendy" in Hollywood, but she said that won't change the fact that she remains faithful.
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