Leah Remini Agrees Tom Cruise Could ‘Single-Handedly’ End Scientology
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Leah Remini, star and producer of the A&E docuseries Scientology and the Aftermath, agreed with a startling conclusion from Bill Maher on HBO’s Real TimeFriday night: Tom Cruise could single-handedly end the cult of Scientology.
As she explained, members of the church (a word she uses loosely when talking about this dogma) are “self-brainwashing” through hours of daily study. “I didn’t realize that because we are required to study two-and-a-half hours daily, like minimum. We are looking up the words, we are being checked out on the policies of Scientology,” Remini, a former member, said.
“You’re telling me Tom Cruise does this?” Maher asked.
“Yes,” she said. “Not only does Tom Cruise do exactly that… Now, I don’t want you to get the idea that he’s not, that certain policies are not being bent for him because they are and that is the truth, and that is part of the hypocrisy.” She then agreed with Maher’s assertion that Cruise “could single-handedly end this,” given his celebrity within the church.
Remini added that the church is pushing the idea that Cruise is single-handedly “clearing the planet, is changing the planet,” with his success reinforcing that idea. “Changing the planet? He couldn’t even make Jack Reacher a hit,” Maher joked.