More Scientology secrets have been revealed.
This week, actress Leah Remini talked about her turbulent life as a member of the Church of Scientology, including her punishment for being rude to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and the religion’s failed attempts to recruit Jennifer Lopez.
In an interview with ABC News “20/20” the former King of Queen’s actress, who publicly severed ties with the religion in 2013 and is the most high profile celebrity to leave Scientology, talked about her run-ins with the religion’s poster boy, Tom Cruise and his former-wife, Katie Holmes.
One of the most surprising revelations was that Remini received a call from a Church official requesting that she taught Cruise to salsa dance.
When she arrived for the lesson, two high-ranking Scientology officials were there with Cruise and his then girlfriend Katie Holmes.
“He was like forcibly kissing Katie and I said, ‘hey, get a fricking room’,” Remini said. “And well, I was written up for that, and I had to go into session for it.”
Despite her wayward joke, in 2006, Remini scored an invitation to the Cruise/Holmes wedding, but said it came with a request she brings along her famous friends Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.
“The Church was really the one who invited them,” she said. “On Tom’s behalf.”
The group agreed to attend and in her new memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, Remini writes about the moment Cruise serenaded his new bride with You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling in a shout-out to his iconic role in Top Gun.
“We’re like, ‘that’s an interesting song to sing to your bride’,” Remini told 20/20.
Watch the interview here: