EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cruise Scientology video shows the actor praising the church - in Spanish! - 2015-08-10
Thanks to former Scientologist Tiziano Lugli, we have a world exclusive for you today here at the Underground Bunker. It's a previously unreleased video made by the Church of Scientology and intended only to be seen by members. It's a short segment that's part of a larger, hour-and-a-half grand opening celebration, and it captures Tom Cruise helping to open the new Madrid church in 2004, with the actor charming the locals by giving a 7-minute speech about what Scientology means to him — in Spanish!
The date was September 18, 2004, and on hand were not only local dignitaries but also some of Scientology's most significant figures. Sitting next to Scientology leader David Miscavige in the front row of the audience, for example, is his wife Shelly, who vanished about a year later and, after briefly being seen in the summer of 2007, has not been seen in public since — a disappearance Cruise has never said anything about.
Cruise himself was at his most gung-ho in his long career as a church member. After he's introduced by the president of the new church, Maria Gutierrez, Cruise eschews the stairs and leaps up onto the speaker's platform in a single bound (Tom does all his own stunts).