The "Guardians of the Galaxy" actor appeared on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" on Thursday night, February 07, to promote "The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part", and touched upon topics such as the pressures of fame, his religion, and the 21-day Daniel Fast that he participated in through his church.
Following the show, The Hollywood Reporter shared an article with the headline, "Fresh From Fasting, Chris Pratt Talks about His Spiritual Side on 'The Late Show'," and the "Inception" actress retweeted the post and questioned why Colbert didn't ask about his church's anti-LGBT views.
"Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?" the openly gay actress tweeted.
Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too? https://t.co/meg8m69FeF— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) 8 February 2019
Days after Chris revealed he was doing the Daniel Fast, which centres on prayer and giving up meat and dairy products, in January, reports were published pointing out that the religious institution was "anti-gay," revealing that senior pastor Carl Lentz said in a 2015 GQ interview that he considers homosexuality a sin and would never allow an openly gay member to hold a church leadership position.
Talking on Colbert, Chris explained that he was inspired by his pastor to complete the fast and shared a quote from his pastor about the pressures of fame, "If the spotlight that is shining on you is brighter than the light that's within you, it will kill you."
Ellen, 31, recently appeared on the same U.S. chat show and gave an emotional, impassioned speech in which she condemned U.S. leaders for encouraging hatred towards the LGBTQ community.
"Connect the dots. This is what happens. If you are in a position of power and you hate people and you want to cause suffering to them, you go through the trouble - you spend your career trying to cause suffering, what do you think is going to happen?" she said.