Tom Cruise has banned questions about his personal life during his press tour for “Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation.” The actor’s publicity team has reportedly enforced a strict caveat that there are to be no questions about Cruise’s dating life or his involvement with Scientology during the promotional tour, according to The Wrap on Thursday.
Cruise, who recently spent valuable interview time engaging in a lip-sync battle on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” has definitely become quieter on the topic of Scientology. The Tom Cruise banned questions caveat includes any mention of HBO’s controversial Scientology documentary “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” as well as tabloid reports that he has been dating his assistant.
Cruise’s silence on the HBO documentary is in stark contrast to the response by fellow Scientologist John Travolta. “Going Clear” pointed to Cruise and Travolta as pawns in the Church’s recruitment and public image, but Travolta fired back in the Church’s defense. The actor, who’s been a devout Scientologist for more than 40 years, told the Tampa Bay Times that the controversial documentary doesn’t reflect what he has experienced with the church, so he refused to participate in the film, and he speculated that the same was for Cruise.
While Tom Cruise and his reps have not commented on The Wrap’s banned questions story, it is apparent that the actor has not been as vocal about Scientology in recent years, and he definitely hasn’t been doing any Oprah-style couch jumping like he did when he started dating ex-wife Katie Holmes. In fact, Cruise’s recent interview with “The Daily Show’ host John Stewart focused on superficial topics like the actor’s workout tips and his hairline as rumors about his religion and dating life continue to make headlines.