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Actors You Didn’t Know Were Scientologists

Scientology is a religion created by L. Ron Hubbard that involves courses of study and training to reach enlightenment. It’s also known for targeting celebrities as followers, to the point that the organization actually has a celebrity center.

Some celebrities will likely forever be linked to the church, like actor Tom Cruise. But there are others that you probably didn’t know also practiced Scientology. Here are 10 actors you didn’t know were Scientologists.

1. Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon

Laura Prepon Laura Prepon | Netflix

The star of Orange Is The New Black and That ’70s Show is also a Scientologist. Since her Hollywood profile has been rising, she was on the cover of the church’s magazine, Celebrity Magazine where she talks about how she got into Scientology.

“So when I first got into Scientology,” said Prepon, “I did Personal Values and Integrity and then Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life. These courses touched on the observations I was aware of when I was younger. It was right there in black and white. It was amazing, and I felt that finally something was speaking my language. It totally connected with me.”

She also talked about her experience with auditing:

Another big realization I had in my auditing is that there is a bigger picture. This is my career but it does not define me. I am so much bigger than this career and industry. It’s my job and it’s very important to me, but, when I have huge wins in session, and when you really cognate that you are a thetan and you have a mind and body, and that the MEST universe does not control you—it puts things into perspective. It takes the weight off you and things become very easy.