Elizabeth Moss, lead star on the Hulu award-winning series, 'The Handmaid's Tale' has recently opened up about her relationship with Scientology.
Scientology is classified as a religion but many feel that it is more like a cult. There have been reports of members being forced to 'disconnect' from family members and hand over all of their worldly goods. There have also been accusations from former Scientologists of violence and harassment when trying to leave the church.
Speaking to the Daily Beast, Moss said:
“Listen, it’s a complicated thing because the things that I believe in, I can only speak to my personal experience and my personal beliefs. One of the things I believe in is freedom of speech. I believe we as humans should be able to critique things... I don’t ever want to take that away from anybody, because that actually is very important to me. At the same time, I should hope that people educate themselves for themselves and form their own opinion.”
She also admits to trying to avoid the subject when speaking to the media.
“It’s funny, there’s two things you’re never supposed to talk about at a dinner—politics or religion—and of course I’m doing The Handmaid’s Tale, which is politics and religion, so it’s a strange situation where you’re going to be asked about these topics,” she said. "I choose to express myself in my work and my art. I don’t choose to express myself about it in interviews.”
Actress Leah Remini presented a show titled 'Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath' to expose the church which she says is a scam.