OITNB Star Laura Prepon: Scientology Is 'Magic'

Because you're a thetan, or something
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 9, 2015 12:18 PM CDT
OITNB Star Laura Prepon: Scientology Is 'Magic'
Laura Prepon arrives at The Art of Elysium Heaven Gala at Hangar 8 on Jan. 10, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif.   (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP)

Love Laura Prepon in Orange Is the New Black? Thank Scientology. The actress says the religion lets her easily access her emotions on screen but shut them down off screen, and that ability has generally transformed her life. "It's magic, it really is," she swoons, per Gawker, in what it hails as an "exuberant gibberish sermon" in Celebrity Magazine, officially backed by the Church of Scientology. Prepon pulls out plenty of Scientology lingo, mentioning the Tone Scale—a sorting of emotional states—and the Bridge to Total Freedom—a series of steps taken to become "Clear," reports the Hollywood Reporter. "I used to have this funny idea that the higher I went up the Bridge, I wouldn't be as emotional about stuff," Prepon says. But "the higher I went on the Bridge and the more auditing (read: therapy) I had, I could move so much more freely on the Tone Scale."

"My emotions were so much more tangible and easy to access," Prepon continues. She apparently feels little pressure, to boot (beware, Scientology jargon ahead): "When you really cognate that you are a thetan and you have a mind and body, and that the MEST universe does not control you—it puts things into perspective. It takes the weight off you and things become very easy." She claims she's so utterly relaxed that other actors are begging to know her secret. It was "such a compliment and testament to the auditing I have done" when a fellow actor "turned to me one day and asked, 'How are you always so relaxed? Nothing seems to bother you. I want to know what you are doing,'" she says. "In my life, things have become much easier," she adds. "Things don't bother me that had before." Uproxx's takeaway: Girl, that's "babbling nonsense." (More Scientology stories.)

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