Former Scientology Senior Executive: Will Smith Is Not A Scientologist - 2015-03-04
For years, there's been rampant speculation that Will Smith, the blockbuster star of alien-themed films like Independence Day, Men in Black, and After Earth, was a card-carrying member of the Church of Scientology.
It's inescapable. When Smith's teenage children, Jaden and Willow, gave an out-there interview to The Guardian and claimed they could control time, several gossip rags were quick to point to their dad's alleged "Scientology-supporting" beliefs as a possible reason for his kids' unique perspective on the world. There have been tabloid reports that Will Smith's former business partner, James Lassiter, allegedly warned the Fresh Prince about not letting Scientology "get in the way" of his career; Scientology defector Jason Beghe said Smith was "supposedly dabbling in Scientology," and a former principal at Will and Jada Smith's school, New Village Academy in Calabasas, California, claimed that the curriculum was "100 percent" Scientology-focused. Hell, The Hollywood Reporter even got an ex-Scientologist to review Smith's colossal bomb, After Earth, over its alleged Scientology themes.
The link, it seems, originates from Smith's close friendship with Scientology's most famous face, Tom Cruise.