Following his magnetic charm in addition to being the biggest movie star on the planet, Tom Cruise is held in high regard among other major celebrities, including his Top Gun 2 costar Jon Hamm. However, not everyone sees eye to eye with the actor, especially due to his ties with the Science of Scientology, and Cruise has occasionally found himself in hot water for defending the Church’s practices.
But there has been one actress who has been pretty vocal about her distaste for the Mission: Impossible star and even claimed the nice guy persona that he showcases to his fans is just a sham.
Leah Remini blasted Tom Cruise while claiming his Nice Guy persona is just a sham
Being a former member of the Church of Scientology herself, Leah Remini has claimed that Tom Cruise isn’t the man that he showcases to the public. After leaving the Church back in 2013, the actress went on release her memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, where she blasted the Mission: Impossible star. But Remini’s criticisms towards Cruise weren’t just limited to her memoir, as during a Q & A session on Reddit, the actress claimed that Cruise allegedly fakes his nice guy persona in front of fans and stated,
“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… But the people who are around Tom [Cruise] and work for Tom, not even people who are Scientologists, they will say he is diabolical.”
Apart from claiming that Cruise’s charming persona is just an act, she recalled a moment when she was allegedly reprimanded by the Church for questioning Cruise’s status back when she was a member.
Leah Remini allegedly got in trouble for questioning Tom Cruise’s status in the Church of Scientology
While reflecting on Tom Cruise‘s enormous influence on the Hollywood landscape, Leah Remini recalled a moment, when she was told to shut down after she started questioning Cruise’s status in the Church. According to the Kevin Can Wait star, Remini allegedly got in trouble after calling the Church out for making Cruise the poster child of Scientology. She explained the situation by stating,
“I learned pretty quickly that that’s not something you should be doing, because Tom Cruise is considered a messiah in Scientology… This guy can be running around and having people think he’s this super-nice guy, I don’t get it, but that’s the Hollywood-bullsh*t game people play.”
But despite the seriousness of Remini’s accusations against Tom Cruise, the actor hasn’t showcased any interest in the matter and has been busy crafting his upcoming projects.