Laura Prepon Loves Scientology: 'It's Magic, It Really Is'
Sometimes we forget that certain celebrities are Scientologists—and then there are candid interviews like the one Laura Prepon did where she talks about thetans, Dianetics and audits that make you go, "Oh, yeah..."
The Orange is the New Black star gave an in-depth interview gushing about how Scientology has positively impacted her life (and used a lot of Scientology talk that might sound like babbling nonsense to an outsider) in a magazine called Celebrity. Don't let the name fool you—it isn't like Star or US Weekly or one of those magazines you might find waiting in line at the grocery store. It's the celebrity magazine for Scientologists.
Throughout the interview, which can be read in its entirety on Defamer, the 35-year-old actress talks about auditing—Scientology's form of counseling—a lot. "It's magic, it really is," Prepon says about auditing. She credits auditing for helping her out with her acting career: "I feel a lot of the auditing that I’ve had helps me to be willing to go there and be free and vulnerable and really jump into these scenes wholeheartedly."
Prepon is also a lot more relaxed now due to Scientology, after going through her "Objectives" and looking over "LRH data." A co-star for a show was even amazed by how chill she always seemed and told her, which she took as a compliment, showing her that auditing really works!
She's so very relaxed that it's almost to the point of having no emotions. She recalled the time when she was directing the pilot for a web-series called Neighbros, and everyone was scrambling around after they found out they lost their filming locations. But she was as cool as a cucumber: "The fact that I had no irrational counter-emotion or reaction and just went into solution mode, I feel, is definitely a testament to my auditing."
The interview is a pretty lengthy one, but if you scan it too quickly, you might miss some gems like these ones:
Another big realization I had in my auditing is that there is a bigger picture. This is my career but it does not define me. I am so much bigger than this career and industry. It’s my job and it’s very important to me, but, when I have huge wins in session, and when you really cognate that you are a thetan and you have a mind and body, and that the MEST universe does not control you—it puts things into perspective. It takes the weight off you and things become very easy.
It's really all about perspective, guys.