It’s a beautiful religion. I am incredibly proud: Tom Cruise on Scientology
Tom Cruise, who rarely speaks about his belief in the religion of Scientology, said he is proud of being a follower.hollywood Updated: Oct 27, 2016 13:33 IST
Hollywood star Tom Cruise says Scientology has helped him in achieving his goals in life.
The 54-year-old actor, who rarely speaks about his belief in the religious practice, said he is proud of being a follower, reported Female First.
“It’s something that has helped me incredibly in my life; I’ve been a Scientologist for over 30 years. It’s something, you know, without it, I wouldn’t be where I am. So it’s a beautiful religion. I’m incredibly proud,” Cruise said.
The actor said the methods developed under the religion have helped him overcome his dyslexia.
“I asked myself if I was normal or an idiot.I would try to concentrate but I felt anxiety, frustration, boredom. When I graduated from high school in 1980 I was functionally illiterate.
Cruise was first introduced to the church by his first wife Mimi Rogers, whom he was married to from 1987 until 1990, while he was still trying to make it as a global star.
The actor is one of the highest-ranking Scientologists and has been hailed by leaders of the faith as the “chosen one” who will spread the word of the religion.
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First Published: Oct 27, 2016 13:33 IST