How many times does he have to deny this?!?Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are not Scientologists. It must be annoying for them that anyone in Hollywood who is ever spotted even just talking to Tom Cruise, is instantly pegged as a recruit for the religion. When asked if he’s joined Tom’s church, Will says,
No, but when people are afraid of religion they have to go back and get
in touch with the Good Book. Fear of other religions means you’re
questioning your own understanding, and that’s just not where I am.
He also talked about why he’s such good friends with the Top Gun star.
Tom is one of the most open, honest and helpful people I’ve met in
Hollywood, or really anywhere. I mean, how many people in his position
would want me to win, want me to be a bigger and better movie star? Few
people in this business want me to win like that. I was so used to
competition between other artists that I just didn’t get him at first.
And then Tom just broke it down to me and said, Will, we are not
competing, so don’t think that way. That blew my mind because that is
not how this business works at all.
When asked who else has been a support system to him, he responds,
Well, Eddie Murphy and Bill Cosby reached out and really helped me back
in the day, but they were older. Tom is my age, so I really felt there
would be some competition between us, but he looks over my scripts and
everything. When I did “I Am Legend,” I sent him the script, and he
sent me back four hours of notes and changes. He did more work on “I Am
Legend” than I did. Now we’re looking at some projects to work on
together because we have that basic understanding of each other.
Read on for lots more!