October 24, 2021

Laura Prepon of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Says She Left Scientology 5 Years In the past

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Six years after giving an insane interview during which she waxed lyrical in regards to the Church of Scientology, Orange Is the New Black actress Laura Prepon has revealed she is now a defector.

“It’s now not a part of my life,” she mentioned in an interview with People journal, launched on Tuesday, including that she left the extremely secretive church 5 years in the past after changing into a mother.

In 2015, Prepon did an interview with Celeb, {a magazine} affiliated with the Church of Scientology, that contained what IndieWire described as “a reasonably mind-blowing collection of rants in regards to the awesomeness of Scientology.”

She mentioned the church’s controversial auditing course of had “stripped away all of this cost, false concepts, choices and mis-emotions that have been affecting me” and made her notice that her appearing profession didn’t outline her.

“It’s my job and it’s crucial to me, however, when I’ve big wins in session, and whenever you actually cognate that you’re a thetan and you’ve got a thoughts and physique, and that the MEST universe doesn’t management you—it places issues into perspective,” she mentioned within the head-spinning, jargon-heavy interview. “It takes the burden off you and issues turn out to be very simple.”

The faith, she mentioned on the time, made her much less burdened and aided her appearing. “In my life, issues have turn out to be a lot simpler, I’m not affected like I was,” she mentioned, recalling one expertise when an “superb actor” commented on Prepon’s potential to maintain cool in anxious conditions. “I take that as such a praise and testomony to the auditing I’ve performed.”

Nevertheless, Prepon, who additionally starred in That ’70s Present, revealed on Tuesday that she quietly left the church shortly after giving that gushing interview.

Prepon mentioned she has at all times been an open-minded particular person, after being raised each Catholic and Jewish and learning Chinese language meridian concept. However, in cryptic feedback that didn’t straight handle her causes for leaving the church, she mentioned her determination coincided with changing into a mom with husband Ben Foster, who just isn’t a Scientologist.

The couple has two youngsters collectively, a 4-year-old lady and a 16-month-old boy. When she turned a brand new mother, Prepon says she was “riddled” with anxiousness that she had by no means skilled earlier than.

“My mates who have been moms with older youngsters mentioned, ‘Laura, it is a section, you’ll transfer on after which it will likely be one thing totally different.’” Prepon mentioned. That recommendation then transcended into different elements of her life, she added. “We’re all evolving. I at all times see that with my youngsters.”

“If motherhood has taught me something thus far, it’s that one thing can work out for a time period and then you definately transfer on and evolve from that,” she mentioned.

She and Foster have turned to different forms of spirituality, like day by day meditation, she instructed Individuals.

Not like different high-profile Scientology exiles like Leah Remini, Prepon didn’t disclose any inside secrets and techniques of the church or criticize its controversial practices. The church continues to depend different celebs amongst its devotees, like Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Elisabeth Moss.

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