It’s not exactly as if he’s a likable guy in the first place, but the late Lisa Marie Presley, it turns out, hated Tom Cruise. The Mission Impossible 1-35 actor is known for public and private meltdowns, fits of anger, extreme scientology, greed and good old fashion over inflated ego. But why did Lisa Marie choose to personally hate Cruise. Did he try to cast her in a movie and then explode and fire her ahead of shooting?
As per Marca, Lisa Marie Presley revealed several years before her death that she did not have a good relationship with Tom Cruise, one of the actors most closely related to Scientology.
Elvis Presley’s daughter hated the actor, or so she said, all because of the religion they were involved in.
Lisa Marie became part of this powerful group when she was only nine years old. It was her mother, Priscilla, who decided to join, supposedly recruited by John Travolta’s assistant, Sylvia ‘Spanky’ Taylor.
Scientology had already tried to recruit Elvis, but he always maintained that they wanted him for his fame and money, something his daughter also believed.
In fact, Lisa Marie harshly criticized Scientology in an interview with Tony Ortega, accusing the religion’s leader, David Miscavige, of taking advantage of her family’s fortune.
“At 25, after I got the inheritance, they started grooming me to be this person who would go out and get everyone else in,” said Lisa Marie Presley in 2014 after leaving the sect.
“I f**king hate Tom. I met him 20 years ago. I said I never want to be in a room with him again.”