This is insane if the stories that are surfacing about Scientology are true. But then again The Jews, Christians and Muslims had to go through something similar.
How Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes first met has always been shrouded in secrecy. Although it has been widely speculated that she was selected for him by the Church of Scientology, this is something that the organization has always denied. But if the rumor is true, Holmes wouldn’t have been the first actress to “audition” for the role.
According to a new report in the October issue of Vanity Fair, just months before Cruise stepped out with Holmes in April 2005, his controversial religion was looking to find a girlfriend for him, preferably one that was already a Scientologist. VF special correspondent Maureen Orth reports that Scientology officials brought in a number of its members, who happened to be actresses, under the guise they were auditioning for a “new training film.” The women were also asked, “What do you think of Tom Cruise?” Of the “several” that were interviewed, one landed the part: Iranian-born, London-raised Nazanin Boniadi.
- Scientology ‘auditioned’ potential wives for Tom Cruise: report – Yahoo! omg! (coralvillecourier.typepad.com)
- Tom Cruise Wife Auditions Conducted By Church of Scientology Officials, Report Claims (thehollywoodgossip.com)
- Scientology: Tom Cruise auditioning women to be his wife (bazaardaily.com)
- Report: Scientology Created Elaborate Audition Process to Find Tom Cruise a Wife [Scientology] (gawker.com)
- Tom Cruise, Church of Scientology and How They Set Him Up (celebs.gather.com)