Elisabeth Moss scientology

Elisabeth Moss Defends Scientology

Elisabeth Moss scientology
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Elisabeth Moss has been a Scientologist all her life.

Elisabeth Moss, lately in the news for her pivotal role in The Handmaid's Tale, has surprised her fans and admirers alike by defending Scientology. She did so after a fan asked her on Instagram if she will think more critically about the Scientology religion after it was found that the religion and the plot of the show have perceptive similarities. According to the fan’s opinion, both Scientology and the TV show espouse the belief “that all outside sources (aka news) are wrong and evil.”

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Moss, by all accounts, is enjoying an excellent time. Her latest show, The Handmaid's Tale, has earned 13 Emmy nominations. The actor herself has been nominated for Best Actress. She not only stars in the program, but is also one of its producers. The Handmaid's Tale is a dystopian drama. The fictional society, named Gilead, is an isolated one where women work as handmaids to take on the infertility problem which has blighted the United States for many years in the story's timeline. Other than prohibiting outside influences, women in this society are banned from writing and reading.

Moss, born into Scientology, with two parents who are devoted Scientologists, gave a direct response to her fan's question. She disagreed that there was a similarity between the Scientology religion and her Hulu show. The actor wrote, “That’s actually not true at all about Scientology. Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding and truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important to me. The most important things to me probably. And so Gilead and THT (The Handmaid’s Tale) hit me on a very personal level. Thanks for the interesting question!!”

Being successful is not new to the actress. Moss had already notched up a number of critical hits before The Handmaid's Tale, such as roles on Mad Men, Top of the Lake and The West Wing. Her propensity to be successful has landed her the media moniker “Queen of Peak TV.”

Moss's fan thanked the actor for her explanation. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she said she now expects such questions but does not respond to these kinds of queries.


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