Scientology prince Tom Cruise is supposedly no longer speaking publicly about his membership in the cult, a far cry from the days he used new films as a chance to promote the "church."
Stung by negative comments about the religious movement, which has been accused of being a cult, [Cruise] insists he no longer wishes to talk about his beliefs. He said: “I say, ‘That’s it, no more — go to the Scientology website’.”
I’ve been a Scientologist for 25 years. I think there’s a time and place for it. [But] when people are tuning in to hear about my movie, that’s what I’m here to talk about
Either way, Cruise has definitely become more bashful about his Scientology ties than he was just a few years ago. He sponsored a "Scientology tent on the set of the film "War of the Worlds" in 2005.
And, as the Times reported, he took 20 managers from "War" distributor United International Pictures on a four-hour tour of three different Scientology facilities — specifically so they could more effectively field press inquiries about Cruise's religion.
Of course, that was back when Scientologist Lee Anne De Vette, Cruise's sister, was doing the actor's publicity. It sounds like someone a bit more put together is handling the press this time around.