Simon Pegg: Tom Cruise doesn't preach Scientology

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 12 May 2015
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Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg has spoken about the time he spent with Tom Cruise and how he didn't push his Scientology views on to him

Simon Pegg thinks Tom Cruise is less "complex" than people suspect.

The British actor - who stars alongside Cruise, 52, in 'Mission: Impossible - Rouge Nation' - has revealed he didn't push his Scientology beliefs onto other people while they were filming.

The 45-year-old star revealed: "I've known him for 10 years and (Scientology has) never come up. It's not something he talks about or preaches. I don't know what the story is. The thing about Tom is that he doesn't participate with the public persona of himself, or do anything to alter it.

"In fact I think he's quite happy to allow a degree of mystique to flow around him, because it makes him more enigmatic and more interesting as an actor.

"And it's interesting because the closer you get to Tom, the less complex he becomes. As the clouds of ridiculousness thin, there's this kind of ... this ordinary man."

Simon also said he enjoyed socialising with Tom, revealing they shared "a lot of fist-bumps".

He told The Sunday Times newspaper: "I really like hanging out with him. We do these workouts together, which are a lot of fun. There's a lot of high-flying. A lot of fist-bumps. I get to see his Clark Kent side, d'you know what I mean?"

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