Elisabeth Moss Says Scientology Hasn't Impacted Her Success In Hollywood But Would Never Tell-All About Her Faith Camera
The 35-year-old actress sat down with Today's Willie Geist and talked about some of her most acclaimed roles, including Mad Men’s Peggy Olson as well as the more recent Offred on The Handmaid's Tale. As fans may be aware, Moss grew up in the Church of Scientology.
When asked by the host if she ever felt like defending her choice to be part of the cult, she stated that she’d rather keep that part of her life private.
‘I am always happy to have a personal conversation with somebody off the record, but in this kind of scenario, no,’ Moss said of talking about the cult o camera.
Moss also agreed with Geist that she being part of the Church did not affect her Hollywood career in any way.
But despite the fact that the actress claimed she likes to remain private about her faith, earlier in the month when a fan asked her on social media if she thinks there are similarities between Scientology and fictional totalitarian regime Gilead in The Handmaid’s Tale, the woman couldn’t help but defend the Church.
She claimed that her faith is tolerant and respects religious freedom as well as racial equality.
Meanwhile, Leah Remini, well-known activist against Scientology claimed Moss is not allowed to talk to her anymore.
But despite the fact that Remini doesn’t hold it against her, she did criticize her for supporting a cult that is ‘abusive’ and is ‘destroying families.’