Co-star shares bizarre Leah Remini Scientology story
Friday - 02/03/2018 06:30
A FORMER co-star of Leah Remini’s has shared a story about her time as a Scientologist that explains why it was no surprise she left the church.
LEAH Remini‘s mission to take down the Church of Scientology has been a long, tumultuous journey.
Since leaving the church in 2013, Remini has been an outspoken critic and has sought to expose the alleged abuses happening behind closed doors, and her seriesLeah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath has even nabbed a few awards in the process.
Before she was an anti-Scientology activist, however, the American actress was still singing the church’s praises and making us laugh on The King of Queens. On an episode of Watch What Happens Live this week, her former co-star Patton Oswalt was asked if there was “any hint of Scientology” on the set, and his answer painted quite the (hilarious) picture:
“Not only was there no hint of Scientology, I teased her after Battlefield Earth came out, because I knew that she had to go to the premiere, and she told me that that movie was so bad that when it was over, she and her friend — they had all these buses to take people to the afterparty and get them giving quotes about how good the movie was — and she and her friend snuck out of the theatre and hiked down through the woods to get to their car so they could avoid having to give it a positive soundbite for the movie. So that’s when I kinda suspected, ‘I think she might be leaving the church someday’.”
A cursory viewing of Remini’s show makes it obvious that she left the church for many (allegedly) horrifying reasons, but imagining the actress deciding to leave because of this truly terrible movie is nothing if not relatable.