Laura Prepon: I’m NOT Dating Tom Cruise!
Speaking to SheKnows, the “Orange Is The New Black” actress says, “It’s just so funny that, when people don’t know, they just make stuff up, [like], apparently I’m dating Tom Cruise right now. And apparently he doesn’t want me doing the show because I portray a lesbian and I’m a Scientologist.”
“This is false,” says Prepon. “Where are they even getting this stuff? It’s unbelievable to me.” The rumors linking Prepon and Cruise are based on the fact that both stars follow Scientology, a subject that she says comes with its own baggage.
“The thing that sucks is that there’s so much false data because people are in mystery as to what Scientology is, so they just kind of make up stuff,” explains Prepon. “It’s kind of unfortunate because then I have to be like, ‘No, that’s actually not what’s happening.'”
According to the actress, one major misconception about Scientology is that it’s anti-gay. Prepon says, “You know, in terms of portraying a lesbian on the show, I am a huge supporter of the LGBT community. I’m going to the GLAAD Awards in a few weeks. I went to the human rights campaign. I flew up to San Francisco and did this whole thing and I won this award [for] being a straight woman portraying a gay woman on camera. I’m a total supporter of the LGBT and they are an amazing fan base.” What do you think about Prepon’s comments?