After Jerrod Carmichael poked fun at the actor’s religion at the 2023 Golden Globes, a recent video surfaced of Seth Rogen revealing that he turned down Tom Cruise’s invitation to join Scientology. It looks like he got the help of Judd Apatow, who effortlessly dodged Katie Holmes’ ex’s attempt.
Rogen made the revelation in an interview with Howard Stern on SiriusXM in 2021. So what happened when Cruise tried to recruit her into Scientology?
The filmmaker said the Top Gun star told him he would just let him say what the church is really about and give him 20 minutes to explain, then cut him off and said: No f – king way! Absolutely not!’, so Page Six.
However, later he thought about his choice of words and wondered if it was a good thing to say that. The 40-year-old went on to say that he was with Apatow when the meeting with the Mission: Impossible actor took place and they ended up looking at each other as Cruise extended the invitation.
Rogen admitted that they both wondered if they were strong enough to get out of the meeting without being converted to Scientology.
I don’t know if I am – I’m a weak-willed, weak-willed person in general – I would assume, on a human scale, the producer continued. If the movement succeeds in convincing people like Cruise, he even wonders what chance he has of saying no.
Thankfully, Appatow saved himself when he effortlessly declined Cruise’s invitation, saying they were good and asking him to just talk about the movies and such. We dodged the bullet, added Rogen.
Meanwhile, Carmichael surprised everyone when he poked fun at Scientology, Cruise and mystery woman Shelly Miscavige, who has been missing since 2007, while he was hosting the 2023 Golden Globes on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
While holding three Golden Globe trophies in his hands, the comedian referenced the 2021 incident when Cruise returned his awards after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association opened up about the membership scandal. He said he found the prizes returned by Cruise backstage and thought they could be traded for Shelly’s safe return.
The audience seemed stunned and gasped audibly as he spoke of Scientology leader David Miscavige’s wife. Shelly was last seen in public in 2007, leaving many wondering where she is now.
Cruise is a longtime member of Scientology, which has been criticized and compared to a cult.