Russell Brand is a zany prankster and generally a pretty bizarre dude (but a chill one I’ll give him that). So it’s no surprise that while working with Tom Cruise on that horrendous shit show that is Rock of Ages, Russell thought it would be fun to see if Xenu’s right hand man might be interested in bringing him into the fold. The short answer? He totally wasn’t.
“Firstly, he’s a glorious man and he’s very kind and sweet – that’s what you say if you want to continue to work in the film industry.”
“But I was thinking, ‘He’s a member of that religion Scientology, I’m interested in that’. So every so often I’d say things like, ‘Oh Tom, sometimes I’m a bit lost in life’, to see if he would try and get me in. He’d go, ‘I dunno, read the Bible‘. Or, ‘Tom, I wish I had a way of thinking more positively about the future’. That man had no interest in getting me in Scientology at all.
“If there’s a cult that doesn’t want me, I want to know why!”
LOL, I love that Tom Cruise told Russell Brand to read the bible. Like, what? Also, Tom might be batshit insane, but he’s not unintelligent and he probably knew what Russell was trying to do, which is why he got the answer he did. Poor Russell, though. It’s a dark day when not even Scientology will take you in.