Laura Prepon has been one in every of Scientology’s most famend faces, however it turns out the actress left the church several years ago.
“I’m not training Scientology,” the Orange Is the New Dusky megastar, 41, tells Individuals for the principle time. “I’ve persistently been very initiate-minded, even since I was a baby. I was raised Catholic and Jewish. I’ve prayed in church buildings, meditated in temples. I’ve studied Chinese language meridian theory.”
The Church of Scientology, which counts stars love Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Elisabeth Moss amongst its famend worshipers, has been scrutinized for its controversial beliefs. Most recently, its alleged secret practices spilled out in public amid member Danny Masterson’s rape case. Leah Remini infamously left the church in 2013 and is one in every of Scientology’s most outspoken critics, however it appears to be like Prepon, who co-starred with Masterson in That ’70s Cloak, is taking a quieter formula factual now.
“I haven’t practiced Scientology in stop to five years and or not it’s not phase of my lifestyles,” she states.
Prepon’s decision to fling away Scientology coincided with the birth of her first child. The actress shares two formative years, ages 4 and 16 months, with husband Ben Foster. (The actor has never been a Scientologist.)
“If motherhood has taught me something else up to now, or not it’s that something can work out for a interval of time after which you growth on and evolve from that,” adds Prepon. “As a new mother, I was riddled with alarm that I had never experienced before. My chums who were moms with older formative years said, ‘Laura, that is a phase, you are going to fling on after which it will most likely also be something assorted.’ And that has transcended into other ingredients of my lifestyles. We’re all evolving. I persistently gaze that with my formative years.”
Prepon is now discovering peace in meditation with Foster.
“We meditate daily and I am actually liking it,” she explains, “because or not it’s something that helps me to listen to my accept converse and or not it’s something we can attain collectively.”