According to the controversial and riveting new documentary, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s marriage was doomed from the start!
The film which premiered Sunday at Sundance, details the relationship. Us Weekly describes Tom Cruise, codename, “the guy.”
The actor appears in event footage praising church head David Miscavige and singing and dancing at a Scientology-sponsored birthday party. But fans will likely be disturbed to learn what’s behind that gleaming, 1,000-watt smile.
As former members tell it, the trouble started after he fell in love with Kidman on the set of 1990’s Days of Thunder. Because her father was a psychiatrist (the church doesn’t believe in the profession), Kidman was seen as an enemy. In Scientology terms, she was labeled a P.T.S. (Potential Trouble Source.) Indeed she was. Cruise “drifted” from the church during the marriage. He was unreachable on the set of the couple’s joint thriller, 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut.
What happened next plays out, well, like a movie. Desperate to get the ambassador back, Miscaviage enacted a plan to “facilitate the break-up.” Step 1: Send officials to “audit” Cruise’s mental state and stir-up his paranoia. Soon, says one member, Cruise requested a wire-tap on Kidman’s phone because he was concerned that she was confiding in non-church members about their problems. (Miscavige’s purported response: “Get it done.”) Members also persuaded the couple’s kids, Isabella and Connor, to turn against their mom to ensure that Cruise would get full custody. By 2001, the nearly 11-year marriage was over. Find out more about why Scientologists allegedly wanted to break up Cruise’s marriage.
Cruise and Kidman, as well as all current Scientology members, both declined interview requests to appear in the film. Nonetheless, it seems so…detailed. Do you believe it?
I’m a little scared to see the film, lest I get put on some Scientology blacklist…
Posted Wednesday, January 28th, 2015 at 8:08am
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