Going Clear — basically the scariest movie we’ve seen in the last year, beating out The Babadook by a thetan — inspired a lot of people to see the inherent creepery in Scientology. But it didn’t have that effect on its most famous members, including the one it highlighted as a victim and a captive of the religion: John Travolta.
In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Travolta was asked if he had seen Alex Gibney’s documentary:
“No, I haven’t,” the star of Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction said in a telephone interview, “and I don’t really care to.”
He then went on and explained that he is wholly devoted to the church which he says “has been nothing but brilliant for me” blaming the dissenters for being “disgruntled.”:
“I haven’t experienced anything that the hearsay has (claimed), so why would I communicate something that wasn’t true for me?” Travolta said. “It wouldn’t make sense, nor would it for Tom [Cruise], I imagine.”
“I’ve been so happy with my (Scientology) experience in the last 40 years,” he said, “that I really don’t have anything to say that would shed light on (a documentary) so decidedly negative.”
“I’ve been brought through storms that were insurmountable, and (Scientology has) been so beautiful for me, that I can’t even imagine attacking it.”
“I’ve helped so many people through hard times,” Travolta said. “Loss of children, loved ones, physical illnesses. Through many tough, tough life situations I’ve used the technology to support them and help them. It’s always worked.”
“So, why would I even approach a negative perspective? That would be a crime to me, personally, to do that.”
Looks like Travolta is still Team Xenu, and will continue to salute giant photos of L. Ron Hubbard and his black teeth well into his billion-year contract.
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