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Michael Pena Explains How Scientology Made Him a Better Actor

Michael Pena Explains How Scientology Made Him a Better Actor

Michael Pena is opening up about how he feels Scientology has made him a better actor.

The 40-year-old War on Everyone actor says that the church’s StudyTech program helped his reading skills, “which made me a better actor because I felt like it helped my understanding of scripts.”

Michael says that he isn’t a Scientologist for the religion aspect. He joined as he wanted to stop drinking. “I wasn’t an alcoholic, but I was doing it too much,” he told The Guardian.

Michael entered the Purification Rundown detox program “and then there was the next thing, and the next thing. For me, it isn’t religion like a belief; it’s practical things you do.”

While he knows there is controversy surrounding Scientology, he doesn’t read that stuff. “Yeah but – OK, imagine we’re friends, you and me. Buddies. And there’s a tabloid story about you. There’s no way I’m going to read some fucking tabloid story about you. Especially when I know it’s misinformed,” he said.

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  • Effy

    Oh please, that cult is just a bunch of rich people who pay Hollywood and fellow actors.

  • Dee

    OOOoHHHhh thats y he seems so brainwashed lately….

  • Dee

    OOOoHHHhh thats y he seems so brainwashed lately….

  • USWeeklyHatesComments

    Those “tabloids” have been ex-members telling their story that read like that place is nothing but a cult stealing money left right and center from anyone they can get their claws into and suck dry.

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