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Scientology Auditioned Norwegian Woman To Be Tom Cruise's Wife

Tom Cruise attends the 'Oblivion' Japan Premiere on May 8, 2013 in Tokyo. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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The church of Scientology never fails to disappoint. In today's crazy, another woman has stepped forward saying that she auditioned to be Tom Cruise's wife, pre-Katie Holmes.

27-year-old Anette Johansen from Norway told Australian's Women's Day that while she was in Thailand helping out with the aftermath of the tsunami, a representative from the church (she was already a member) approached her and asked her to make a training video. She agreed, and what ensued was nothing short of a full-blown tryout for the coveted role.

She was put in full hair and make-up, she says, and hit with an onslaught of questions about her personal life.

According to Radar Online:

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“They asked me so many questions about my life, my family background, everything I’d ever done in Scientology. There was a lot of talk about Tom Cruise at that time - he had just been in Norway [hosting] the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.”

The audition allegedly happened in 2005, which would have made Johansen about 19. Tom Cruise would have been around 43. So, there's that.

When later Johansen heard about what Nicole Kidman and other Cruise-wives went through as part of the audition process, she says she realized that's what had been done to her.

And lest there be any lingering doubts, former senior Scientologist Marc Headley, who worked to get together a gaggle of women to audition, corroborated her belief.

“Anette was auditioning for Tom Cruise,” he said.

Scientology has been making headlines recently after Leah Remini quit the church, claiming that they had brainwashed her, and then questioned the whereabouts of a church leader's wife.