Will Smith, the star of the upcoming Hancock movie, may soon be getting some rather unwanted publicity just in time for the debut of his new summer film. A new article suggests that Smith and his wife, Jada Picket-Smith, are both recent converts to Scientology: a fact that it appears Smith would prefer to keep under wraps:
"Is he or is he not?
BY Janelle Oswald
Speculation about Hollywood couple Will Smith and wife Jada Picket-Smith becoming converts to Scientology has become more intense in recent months especially after Smith gave out material connected to the group on a film set.
The ‘I Am Legend’ star gave out cards for a complimentary Scientology personality test to crew members on his latest movie, Hancock.
Talk about the couple joining the new found 20th century ‘religion’, or as some say 'cult', which believes humans were descendants of an exiled race from outer space called Thetans, has also been made in the blockbuster new biography about Tom Cruise – Tom Cruise: An Unauthorised Biography by British author Andrew Morton.
Morton, whose book won’t be published in the UK due to strict libel laws, is reported to state in his book that Smith and his wife joined the Scientology congregation when he claims that the married couple of eleven years were targeted by Cruise because of their stature in African American community."
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I know you probably came here because you were searching for some up to date info on the new Hancock movie, but I feel that I really have to say this here:
Really, who cares if Mr. Smith and his wife are Scientologists?
So what if they really both believe mankind has some kind of celestial ties to an alien race? So what if they find people on the Hancock movie set gullible enough to actually believe that a complimentary personality test is only a gift and not a recruitment tool? The last time I checked, there were no laws on the books that said I was not allowed to enjoy an actor's work in film if I didn't agree with his political or religious beliefs. I am not a follower of the Scientology movement but i think that Mr. Smith is batting over .500 when it comes to my enjoyment of any films of his that I have seen.
I am also not a right wing conservative, but that has never really stopped me from enjoying the work of Mr. Schwarzenegger - the only thing that actually has stopped me from enjoying some of his films is his sometimes questionable choice of movie roles, but I digress.
Anyway, until Will Smith goes and does something crazy, like jump madly up and down on Oprah's sofa to promote his next movie or forcefully hold his wife by the back of her neck in public as a sign of affection, I really will feel no different about him; he is simply an actor, an actor who does his job well and more often than not leaves most of us sitting in a darkened movie theater feeling that we have been thoroughly entertained.
Oh, and for the record? I also think that Mr. Cruise is batting over .500 for his movie work, too, but that's just for his movie work, okay?