The Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss is a Scientology member: she has spoken about her faith and the criticism she has received.
Moss doesn’t like to talk too much about Scientology – that’s why
“I don’t want to sound evasive”, Moss said when it is The topic of Scientology was raised. “If you and I met, just as friends, I’d be an open book about it. [Ma] I don’t want people to be distracted by this when they look at me. I want them to see the character. I feel like, when actors reveal too much about their life, sometimes I’m watching something and I’m like, ‘Oh, I know she just broke up with that person,’ or, ‘I know she loves hot yoga,’ or whatever. what it is. “
“It is not really a closed religion”, Moss of Scientology said. “It is a place that is very open to welcoming someone who wants to know more. I think that’s probably the most misunderstood thing. “
That time Scientology and Hollywood collided
Moss faced two incidents where his belief in Scientology and Hollywood collided. The first was at the 2017 Television Critics Association Awards. Moss was in attendance as a nominee for “The Handmaid’s Tale” when Scientology defector Leah Remini won an award for her anti-Scientology documentary series. It emerged that Moss left the room during Remini’s speech, but the actress said: “I went to the bathroom. I wish it were more exciting than that. “
“I’ve never received any requests to speak to her,” Moss added about Remini’s claim that the group encouraged Moss not to talk to her. “So he didn’t have the opportunity to say it. I don’t know her that well, so we’re not friends. “
The second incident was when Moss won his Emmy for “The Handmaid’s Tale.” During her acceptance speech, Moss thanked her mother for teaching her “that you can be nice and badass.” A former Scientologist later told The Hollywood Reporter that swearing is one way members communicate to ordinary people.
“This made me angry,” Moss said about THR’s report. “It was a really, really great time for me, and it was a great time for my mom and me. My mother, who has supported me over the years and has been an incredible mother to both me and my brother. And to tell a lie like that – I didn’t deserve it, and it was wrong. “
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