Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Why did Scarlett Johansson turn down Mission: Impossible 3?

This officially counts as "Tom Cruise is Still Crazy" news but it comes in the form of the reason why Scarlett Johansson suddenly backed out of plans to co-star in Mission: Impossible 3.

Prior to wooing Holmes, Cruise repeatedly called Johansson to ask her to meet him at the Scientology Celebrity Center in LA. When the actress, who at that point was set to co-star in Mission Impossible III with Cruise, finally agreed, the meeting, which was supposed to be a professional one, took an odd spiritual turn.

"“[Cruise] took me into this room, which was stifling hot, and was showing me all kinds of info about joining the church,"” Johansson told a source. "The whole time he didn'’t even offer me a cookie!"

Cruise instead offered her dinner. After two hours of proselytizing, Cruise opened a door to reveal a second room filled with upper-level Scientologists who had been waiting to eat dinner with the pair. At that point, Johansson politely excused herself.

It was soon after that she dropped out of the film due to scheduling conflicts.

Apparently the closed door antics of those wacky Scientologist might not be so far fetched after all. I don't know about you but I'm imagining weirdwierd ritual scene in Eyes Wide Shut with the creepy music, the robes and the masks. Hey! Tom Cruise was in that movie!

No comments: