Laura Prepon, 34, is shooting down rumors that she’s dating fellow Scientologist Tom Cruise, 51, in a new interview with SheKnows.com.
“It’s just so funny that, when people don’t know, they just make stuff up, [like], apparently I’m dating Tom Cruise right now,” she says. “And apparently he doesn’t want me doing the show [“Orange is the New Black”] because I portray a lesbian and I’m a Scientologist. This is false; where are they even getting this stuff? It’s unbelievable to me.”
“The thing that sucks is that there’s so much false data because people are in mystery as to what Scientology is, so they just kind of make up stuff,” Prepon added. “It’s kind of unfortunate because then I have to be like, ‘No, that’s actually not what’s happening.'”
She also clarified that just because you’re a Scientologist, doesn’t mean you’re automatically anti-gay.
“You know, in terms of portraying a lesbian on the show, I am a huge supporter of the LGBT community. I’m going to the GLAAD Awards in a few weeks,” she says. “I went to the human rights campaign. I flew up to San Francisco and did this whole thing and I won this award [for] being a straight woman portraying a gay woman on camera. I’m a total supporter of the LGBT and they are an amazing fan base.”
It was recently announced that Prepon will be back as a full-time cast member for season three of the Netflix hit “Orange is the New Black” as her character Alex Vause.