It was reported last year, in 2020, that while Ribisi held on to his beliefs, his daughter Lucia left the organization when she started to think that its ideologies were disillusioned. She rejected the institution and its practices completely.
Masterson’s father, Joe Reiache, however, has a different opinion. Now a former member of the church, he has talked about how the controversial religion has created distance between him and his children. He has even called the organization an “evil cult” and criticizes its practices. According to him, the church has brainwashed his kids and, due to his disassociation, the children do not want any part in his life.
Famous for her voice of Bart Simpson in The Simpsons, Cartwright once recorded a robocall, partly in Bart’s voice, to advertise an event that the Scientology Church was hosting. Of course, this sparked a lot of controversies. The show’s executive producers had to step in to calm the crowd and bring matters under control, stating that the show officially does not endorse any religious beliefs.
Every time Cruise has started a relationship, it has been a topic of conversation about whether or not his partners will join ranks with him at the organization. And while Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes (Cruise’s former partners) tried to be a part of that life, it just did not suit them. When Leah Remini made her documentary series Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on the organization, she revealed how the staff addressed the actor as “Mister Cruise.” He was looked upon as the second in command after David.
Being a proud member of the Scientology church, Dohring has voiced his annoyance at those who misinterpret the organization’s belief system. According to an interview done with Buddy TV, he was reported saying that those who make false claims or spread rumors and myths about the ideology have not picked up a book to read and understand the organization. The actor has owed his successful career to the faith.
As being in Hollywood can get hectic, the star actress also mentions that Scientology has immensely helped her maintain sanity on days that have been the most stressful and cumbersome. She goes on to say that anything that works always gets attacked, and that is unfortunate. Elfman firmly stands by the beliefs and principles of the Scientology Church.
Lewis has been a devout Scientologist to date and talks about how she perceives her religion as a matter of freedom of choice. The actress was born into Scientology and was raised by Geoffery Lewis, a high-ranking Scientologist. She talks about her belief in finding the truth herself and not looking at the government, media, or other people to give her false answers. In her interview with TIME, she stated that there are several misconceptions about Scientology, which is annoying.
Anne Archer was not always a part of Scientology. She was originally a Christian Scientist. But in 1975, she and her husband decided to become members of the church. When Leah Remini released her award-winning documentary series, Archer was asked what she thought about the claims made. She conveniently avoided commenting by simply saying that she has not watched it, so she cannot say much.
In the interview, Bell said that she looked up to the celebrities who followed this ideology and led an honest and ethical life, which reflected in their work and relationship. She wanted to experience the same. After studying the doctrine thoroughly, she understood that the religion was about doing things and making a life for oneself. It is one of the ideals that inspired her to become part of the organization.
Kirstie Alley also runs her own podcast, on which she does talk about her Scientology experience and what people should know about the movement. On occasions, she has even disputed the claims that people are shunned and chased if they leave the faith. Alley says people spread these rumors with the intention of malice.
The actor recently has been in the news due to the LAPD rape investigation against him. One of the accusers, also born into Scientology, reported that the church’s lawyers asked her to take back the case or she would be removed from the community. The story has thrown light on how Scientology influences its members’ lives and actions.
Prepon talks about certain practices at the church, one of them being the auditing process. This process includes attending a meeting with an auditor at the church, who understands one’s personal history and works towards removing negative influences that may have impacted the person’s life. Prepon went through this process, too, and, like other church members, believes that the practice helps reach higher spiritual potential. She has stated that Scientology and its beliefs have helped her become more free, which has aided her acting performance significantly.
Last year, in 2020, John Travolta tragically lost his wife, Kelly Preston, to cancer. And in his statements, he expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the hospital’s procedures and treatments for his wife’s illness, which seemed to have ticked off Scientologist elders. They believe his statements to be an indirect indictment of the church and think he may be breaking up from the movement. This is because chemo and radiation therapy are against the Scientology Church’s beliefs. However, apart from this, Travolta gave no hints of giving up the faith. In fact, he has been a member for about 45 years now.