Leah Remini praised Thandie Newton for the actor’s frank discuss her “Mission: Unimaginable 2” co-star Tom Cruise, saying “that takes enormous balls to do what she did.”
Remini, a former member of Scientology and critic of Cruise, its most distinguished follower, informed The Every day Beast final week: “If extra folks communicate out in that approach, and be courageous sufficient to take action, I feel we’d get someplace. Tom has gotten away with being this ‘good man,’ as a result of that’s what Scientology coverage says ― to create good PR on the planet and make these ‘good actions’ identified. However for those who really take a look at his actions, they’re not constant.”
Newton revealed to Vulture earlier this month that she was frightened of Cruise on the set of the 2000 motion movie and referred to as him a “very dominant particular person.”
“He tries tremendous arduous to be a pleasant particular person. However the stress,” she stated. “He takes on rather a lot. And I feel he has this sense that solely he can do the whole lot as finest as it may be performed.”
Newton additionally described an excruciating on-camera rehearsal with Cruise through the filming of “Mission: Unimaginable 2,” wherein he tried to play her half so he might present her what he wished. However it solely put her right into a “place of terror and insecurity,” she stated. “It was an actual disgrace. And bless him. And I actually do imply bless him, as a result of he was making an attempt his damnedest.”
Remini, the previous “King of Queens” star who has a brand new “Scientology: Truthful Recreation” podcast, informed The Every day Beast that Newton’s analysis of Cruise contrasts notably with Scientology’s lionizing of the star.
“Once I was in Scientology I acquired in bother for saying, ‘Why is that this man the poster little one for Scientology? He can’t hold a fuckin’ marriage collectively, he’s leaping on couches, he’s performing like he is aware of something about postpartum,’” she stated. “I realized fairly rapidly that that’s not one thing you need to be doing, as a result of Tom Cruise is taken into account a messiah in Scientology. This can be a man who has not even seen his personal daughter in years. That this man could be working round and having folks suppose he’s this super-nice man, I don’t get it. However that’s the Hollywood-bullshit sport folks play.”
Cruise’s reps didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
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