New York, Aug 4 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has opened up about her spiritual beliefs, saying a person gets an angel when he or she goes to heaven post death.
During an appearance on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show “Chelsea”, Witherspoon spoke of her thoughts about life after death, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
She said: “I truly believe you’re on a spiritual path that is yourself. We’re born alone and we die alone. I think we go to heaven. I think you get an angel and the wings and a halo and the thing and all that.”
The “Legally Blonde” actress is certain about her beliefs because she says she has seen the ghost of her late grandfather while she was performing on stage here and she even shared she could feel her grandparents’ presence while she was talking to Chelsea.
She said: “This is just me, I really believe it. I’ve had car accidents, I’ve given birth to babies, I swear my grandparents are in the room. I’ve seen my grandfather in a theater in New York when I was on the stage. I know it.”
Meanwhile, the 40-year-old actress expressed an anguish towards those who use religion to promote intolerance and hate.
Talking about her roots, she said: “I grew up, obviously, in the South and there is amazing, wonderful connectivity and people are loving and communitive. But there is a tiny aspect of it, people (that) use parts of the Bible in order to express their intolerance and their hate and they manipulate it.”