Elisabeth Moss Makes Rare Scientology Comment in Response to Fan

Danny Woods
August 21, 2017

Former "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss has rarely spoken publicly about being a Scientologist.

Elisabeth Moss responded to a comment about Scientology on Tuesday, and it did not go over well with fans.

Elisabeth Moss reportedly walked out of the room while Leah Remini accepted an honor at the 33rd Annual Television Critics Association Awards Aug. 5.

Moss was recently nominated for Best Actress for the Emmys for her work on the show as Offred. "Which by the way is going to blow your minds...#handmaidstale @ladygraypi".

A handful of people mentioned Moss's involvement with Scientology.

"Another celebrity I loved that I find out is in the Scientology cult and can not love anymore". I can appreciate what drew you too this role. "You're so talented", another wrote.

While the post initially garnered positive words, Instagram user @moeleybanks chose to ask a question which compared Gilead, the authoritarian state depicted in the Handmaid's Tale, to Scientology.

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Taking to one of the actress' Instagram photos, a fan commented, "love this adaptation so much. Either way, you do you and imma do me and if that makes us happy I supposed that's all that matters". "Gilead [the fictional country in the show] and Scientology both believe that all outside sources (aka news) are wrong and evil.it's just very interesting".

Moss revealed in 2012 that she was introduced to Scientology by her family. She said religious tolerance and freedom, equal rights for every religion, race and creed, are all extremely important to her.

"I think that for me it's one thing that has helped me at times, and it's kind of as simple as that", Moss remarked. While thanking the Instagram user for an interesting question she stressed that this is the reason why "The Handmaid's Tale" and Gilead hit her on such a personal level.

To which @moeleybanks replied: "Appreciate the response". When questioned about the religion during a 2014 interview with Vulture, she shut down any further discussion.

Moss, who usually doesn't discuss her religion in the press, responded to correct what she perceived was a misconception. "I'm not going to talk about it anymore", she said at the time. "There's a thing in Scientology called 'acceptable truth.' It means you only say what's acceptable to the public". So she isn't allowed to talk to me. "And me knowing that, I wouldn't put her in the awkward position", Remini added.

And briefly touched on the subject again a year ago.

Later on, she admitted to yet another person that she may have gotten a bit feisty.

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