Leah Remini is warning fans not to be fooled by Tom Cruise’s “movie star charm” as his latest film Top Gun: Maverick becomes his biggest domestic hit.
With the star’s action flick set to gross more than $792 million at the global box office in the coming days, the 51-year-old actress and former Scientologist praised her friend, Claire Headley, on Twitter for speaking out. his alleged crimes. against humanity.
“Thank you to my friend @claireheadley for your courage,” the King of Queens star tweeted on Saturday. “You have continued to speak out despite the relentless attacks from Scientology.”
Speaking: Leah Remini warns fans not to be fooled by Tom Cruise’s ‘movie star charm’ as his latest film Top Gun: Maverick becomes his biggest domestic hit; seen in 2019
She continued, “Tom Cruise knows exactly what’s going on in Scientology. Don’t let the movie star charm fool you.
Remini also shared a screenshot of Headley’s Facebook post, which read, “Glad all Top Gun fans are enjoying the new movie.” Personally, recent articles about this movie only serve to remind me of Tom Cruise and his crimes against humanity.
‘Extreme, you might think?’ she asked before explaining her point of view. “Destroying families is a crime against humanity. My opinion. Ask yourself: When was the last time Tom spoke to his only biological daughter, Suri?
Harsh accusations: With the star’s action flick set to gross over $792 million at the global box office in the coming days, the 51-year-old actress and former Scientologist praised her friend, Claire Headley, on Twitter for calling his alleged “crimes against humanity”; photographed May 2022
She then asked people to remember his ex-wife Katie Holmes’ “extreme efforts to free herself from his and Scientology’s control”.
“Tom Cruise promotes a dangerous cult that also destroyed my family, the same cult that almost cost me my marriage and my life. The same cult that forced me to have an abortion twice and that I fled in 2005 with the clothes on my back and $200 in my pocket, which they tracked me to, across state lines, to try to keep me from escaping.
âThank God they failed,â she added. “So no, I will not watch the movie, and I will never support or endorse this scam of a man.” Believe me, Tom Cruise knows exactly who he supports and the abuses the organization commits. I worked with him while I was there.
“Thank you to my friend @claireheadley for your courage,” the King of Queens star tweeted on Saturday. “You have continued to speak out despite the relentless attacks from Scientology”
Former Scientologists: Remini also shared a screenshot of Headley’s Facebook post, which read, “Glad all Top Gun fans are enjoying the new movie. Personally, recent posts on this movie are just for me. remember Tom Cruise and his crimes against humanity’
She then predicted her post would “go away” but felt “better” talking about it.
Like Headley, Remini has been a vocal critic of Cruise, who she says “manipulated his image” to serve Scientology.
âI think it’s time people started realizing the real facts here. Tom has for years manipulated his image to be the good guy,’ Remini said We Weekly in 2020.
Cruise and Remini pictured together at the War of the Worlds premiere in 2005
âAlthough I believe there was a time when Tom was a decent and caring person, he turned into David Miscavige [leader of Scientology] and is entirely dedicated to Scientology’s mission to “cleanse” planet Earth – which means making 80% of the world’s population Scientologists.
In a June 2020 podcast, Remini praised Thandie Newton’s statements about her difficult time working with a “really stressed out” cruise on Mission: Impossible 2.
“It takes huge balls to do what she did, and if more people talk that way and are brave enough to do it, I think we could get somewhere,” Leah said on her Scientology Podcast. : Fair Game.
Don’t stay silent: Like Headley, Remini has been a vocal critic of Cruise, who she says ‘manipulated his image’ to serve Scientology
“Tom got away with being that ‘nice guy,’ because that’s what Scientology policy says – to create good public relations around the world and spread awareness of those ‘good deeds’. But if you look really his actions, they are not consistent.
The Kevin Can Wait actress said she was once reprimanded for asking why Cruise was Scientology’s “poster child”, saying that although he is “considered a messiah in Scientology “, Tom is not “that super nice guy” in real life.
Newton played a professional thief recruited by Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, who was enlisted to spy on his ex, a terrorist threatening to unleash a deadly bioweapon.
âI think it’s time people started realizing the real facts here. Tom has for years manipulated his image to be the good guy,’ Remini told Us Weekly of Cruise in 2020
In an anecdote about filming a scene in Spain, the Westworld actress boldly admitted, âI was so scared of Tom. He was a very dominant individual. He tries very hard to be a nice person. But the pressure. It takes a lot.
Thandie detailed how they struggled to film a scene in Spain, in which they struggled to get the perfect take of the – as she described it – poorly written scene. She explained, “So this scene was happening, and Tom wasn’t happy with what I was doing because I had the s**ttiest lines, and he’s so frustrated”.
After Tom tried to line up and improve the scene by having them each switch roles to practice, Thandie confessed that the method made her suffer more.
Although now an active critic of Scientology, Leah was raised in the church as a child and left the organization in 2013; seen in 2019
She continued, âIt just pushed me further into a place of terror and insecurity. It was really too bad. And bless him. And I mean really bless him, because he was doing his best… He wasn’t horrible. It was just â he was really stressedâ.
Although now an active critic of Scientology, Leah was raised in the church as a child.
She left in 2013 and has since voiced her criticism of the organization.
From 2016 to 2019, she starred in Leah Remini: Scientology And The Aftermath, which sought to expose “shocking stories of abuse, grief, and harassment suffered by those who have left the church and spoken publicly about their experiences. “, according to A&E.