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This Is the One Person Leah Remini Wouldn't Recruit for Scientology
The actress shares that this TV star is someone she's worked with in the past.
Another day, another revelation from Leah Remini about her time as a Scientologist. Now the actress is sharing that during her tenure working alongside Kevin James on The King of Queens, she felt pressure to try and recruit her co-star to join the Church of Scientology.
“They always tried to get me to, [asking] ‘Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?’ I was like, ‘Because he’s Catholic. He doesn’t want anything to do with it,’” she tells PEOPLE. “They let it go after a while, but usually you’d be expected to recruit, especially with somebody you work with for nine years.” (The church denies her comments.)
In addition to her work on the Emmy-nominated A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath, Remini will be reunited with James this fall on his sitcom Kevin Can Wait, which will undergo a reboot for its second season to accommodate Remini's casting. As many TV fans may remember, Remini and James starred together on The King of Queens for nine seasons; the show ended in 2007.
Leah and longtime co-star, Kevin James.
Check out more from Remini about Scientology in the video above, and below.