[Us Weekly] Leah Remini’s still talking about Scientology! The actress sat down with former church member Paul Haggis on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in New York City to discuss her new book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology.
The pair spoke about their time in the religion, their decision to leave, and the backlash they’ve suffered since, with Haggis revealing Remini was the only person he knew who did not disconnect with him when he left Scientology.
“You did not have to do that. We were not close friends,” the director, 62, told Remini, 45, expressing his gratitude at her kindness.
Haggis also revealed that there have been many celebrities who have left the church who have kept the fact that they were members entirely secret. While refusing to give names, the director explained the stars were advised against talking about their religions by the Hollywood machines.
“‘Walk away. Don’t say anything. It will hurt your career,'” he said of the advice given by most Hollywood agents.
Secret Celebrity Scientologists:
[Optional] Have you ever thought about changing your religion?