In an interview with a Denton, Texas blog, Jason Lee casually announced that he and his wife Ceren have pried themselves free from the terrifying claws of the Dark Lord Xenu (HAIL!) and are no longer Scientologists. It was a beautiful moment, especially for those of us who have committed huge chunks of our lives to Lee, be he Brody Bruce or Banky Edwards.
Lee was in pretty deep for quite some time. My Name Is Earl was a heavily Hubbard-approved set, between Lee, the show’s creator Greg Garcia and co-stars Ethan Suplee and Giovanni Ribisi. Here are the other big names to take their souls and go home.
The actress who, to me, will always be known as Stacey Carosi left the church very publicly, with them writing this Donald Trump-esque statement in her wake. Seriously, read it, it’s bonkers.
The church had actual Superman pondering joining them and fucked it up because they didn’t know their mythology. Reeve tried to stump their auditing process by telling a Greek mythology story as a past life regression and they bought it.
We will forever love her for her masterful escape.
Honestly, Haggis’s commitment to destroying CoS kind of makes up for Crash.
Lisa Marie Presley
The Chicago PD star is now one of the most public voices against the religion (just so you know, every time I type “church” and “religion” I’m mentally making airquotes.)
His time was brief. It may have been too out there for him.
Celebrities the Church of Scientology has tried and failed to recruit:
No points awarded for failure, Xenu.