Though Hitler-hating box office juggernaut Will Smith has long been cagey about whether the "introduction" to Scientology he says he received from Tom Cruise was merely a delicious, innocuous Sunday brunch at the Celebrity Centre, or a more in-depth primer including a grueling, three-day auditing session that ended only when the broken former Fresh Prince star tearfully confessed to murdering Alfonso Ribeiro's career, Smith may have finally tipped his hand about the extent of his alleged involvement with the Church.
In what would probably represent the cheapest wrap gift in Hollywood history, Smith reportedly offered the crew of inevitable 2008 summer blockbuster Hancock a coupon for a free personality test at the Scientology E-Meter Outlet Store of the recipient's choice, reports Gatecrasher:
Big stars traditionally distribute "wrap presents" to crew members after completing a film. His recent gift after wrapping next summer's comedy "Hancock" was a card good for a personality test at your local Scientology center.
Never mind that such tests are given free by the church anyway. The quiz is designed to convert people to the religion by identifying personality flaws that - surprise! - Scientology can fix right up for you.
For a fee, of course.
While the simple distribution of a Get Out Of Thetan-Jail Free card is not as drastic a move as, say, instructing his lawyers to include a clause in his next contract mandating the establishment of massage-assist tents and Dianetics stalls on the set of Pursuit of Happyness 2: Back on the Streets, perhaps Smith is trying to gradually let his fans know that he's having a Hubbardian spiritual awakening. Still, his gift will probably open the flood gates to the kind of tabloid rumors that inevitably accompany a prominent Hollywood star's high-profile assumption of a spot within the Church, with the first National Enquirer REPORT: JADA PINKETT SMITH SECRETLY INSEMINATED WITH TOM CRUISE'S NEXT BABY headline likely now no more than a month away.
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- Will Smith boosting Scientology [Gatecrasher]