Leah Remini is on a mission to expose the Church of Scientology, and along with that, Tom Cruise. Remini used to be a member of Scientology, but left in 2013 after she felt it was a cult that was trying to control her life. She has an acclaimed docuseries called "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" in which she talks about what she and other ex-memebers have experienced.
In a recent interview for the show's next season, Remini talked candidly about Tom Cruise, Scientology's most famous member. When asked if Cruise was a good person, Remini said: “No! Just going to get straight to it, no! There is a public persona of the guy who looks at you directly in the eye and shakes your hand and hugs you and is an attentive person to you and there’s the person behind the mask who is a completely different person."
“Someone could say we all have that — what we are to the public and who we are behind the scenes, but the people who are around Tom and work for Tom, not even people who are Scientologists, they will say he is diabolical,” she continued. “People who’ve worked with me will say I can be an a-----e — all actors can be. That is different. He’s very similar to David Miscavige, they could be twins.”
Remini also spoke out against Cruise last year in a Larry King interview, shares Fox News. “Tom and most Scientologists, all Scientologists, are taught to believe that people like me are literally the devil, that we mean them harm,” she said.
“Tom is very well-aware of what is Scientology, truthfully. He is very well-aware that it’s an organization that is defrauding people out of their lives. But in his heart, I believe he believes it,” concluded Remini.
Cruise isn't the only famous Scientologist in Hollywood who may be unhappy with Remini. Actress Elizabeth Moss reportedly walked out the room during Television Critics Association Awards when Remini went on stage to accept an award.
“Elisabeth Moss believes that she can’t talk to me,” said Remini of the incident. “There’s a thing in Scientology called ‘acceptable truth.’ It means you only say what’s acceptable to the public. But she believes that I’m an anti-social personality — because I’ve spoken out against Scientology. So she isn’t allowed to talk to me. And me knowing that, I wouldn’t put her in the awkward position.”
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