Did you know Michael Peña is a Scientologist?
In an inteview with The Guardian, Peña, who stars in some of the biggest Hollywood movies including Marvel’s Ant-Man, talked about his history with the Church of Scientology, which dates back to 2000 when he turned to the religion to handle his heavy drinking.
I wasnt an alcoholic, but I was doing it too much. And then there was the next thing, and the next thing, he says.
For me, it isnt religion like a belief; its practical things you do. Peña says the Churchs program program, Purification Rundown, really helped him, which is amazing for anyone who is struggling with a drinking problem.
Despite all of the negative attention surrounding the Church of Scientology, such as the fascinating documentary Going Clear, Peña explains that Scientology helped improve his reading skills through their Study Tech program, which he says, made me a better actor because I felt like it helped my understanding of scripts.”
“But he must be aware of the endless controversy that surrounds the organisation? Yeah, but I dont read that stuff. Hes aware of it, though? Yeah but OK, imagine were friends, you and me. Buddies. And theres a tabloid story about you. Theres no way Im going to read some fucking tabloid story about you. He looks straight at me again. Especially when I know its misinformed.
Scientology acting classes coming soon?