The Real Reason Ellen Page Called Out Chris Pratt About the Daniel Fast Diet

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While it seems like most everyone is a fan of Chris Pratt, who seems to remain humble despite his fame, one fellow celebrity isn’t so thrilled with The Lego Movie 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy star. Actress Ellen Page called out Pratt on Twitter following his recent interview on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and some fans were initially confused.

Pratt talked about his recent Daniel Fast diet on Colbert

Pratt was on The Late Show to discuss The Lego Movie 2, but the conversation turned to Pratt’s recent extreme diet called the Daniel Fast, a 21-day plan that his church pastor inspired him to do.

The actor explained: “I just came off it a couple days ago. It’s a 21-day fast. A lot of people are doing it. I did it through my church. It’s based on Daniel, the book of Daniel, the prophet Daniel from the Old Testament.” 

The actor shared that Daniel “only ate fruits and vegetables and grains, and didn’t have any breads and didn’t have any animal products.”

Pratt called the experience ‘amazing’

Pratt revealed why he decided to take on the dietary challenge, explaining: “I was inspired by my pastor, we do it, it’s kind of like our Lent, you know, give something up. So for 21 days I had no meat, no sugar, no alcohol, and it was actually amazing. It was really cool.”

He added: “If you know how much I drink, you know that 21 days [is tough].”

His pastor also gave this perspective on how to balance fame with staying humble, as Pratt noted: “If the spotlight that is shining on you is brighter than the light that’s within you, it will kill you.”

Ellen Page slammed Pratt’s church

Page took to Twitter to share her thoughts on Pratt’s interview, tweeting: “Oh. K. Um. But his church is infamously anti lgbtq so maybe address that too?”

Pratt goes to Hillsong Church, which is also attended by Justin Bieber, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner and has locations in New York City and Los Angeles. Carl Lentz, one of the lead pastors at Hillsong NYC, spoke in a 2015 GQ interview that the church’s position on homosexuality is that it’s a sin.

Page is outspoken about LGBTQ rights

Page, who came out as gay in 2014, chatted with Colbert recently about the attack on Empire star Jussie Smollett, sharing her thoughts on Mike Pence’s anti-LGBTQ policies. She explained: “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 added: “Kids are going to be abused, and they’re going to kill themselves. And people are going to be beaten on the street. I have traveled the world and I have met the most marginalized people you can meet. I am lucky to have this time and the privilege to say this. This needs to f—ing stop.”