In an effort to stop the carnage that has become Tom Cruise's life over the past week, Paula Wagner was sent out to deflect some of the attention away from the seemingly endless videos of Tom Cruise spouting off about Scientology.
Paula is convinced that Tom has become a victim of religious prejudice and that if he was espousing more mainstream religious views then he would be embraced.
Wagner said: "I am not a Scientologist, nor are most of the people Tom and I work with, but that doesn't mean I can sit by silently while he is attacked for his religious beliefs. It's easy to mock an out-of-context video. But that doesn't change the fact that Tom Cruise is one of the hardest-working and nicest human beings I have ever known."
The video, whether out of context or not, has nothing to do with whether Tom Cruise is a hard worker. I do admit that Mr. Nice Guy is not what you see when you watch the video, but I suppose you can be pleasant and be absolutely nuts at the same time. I think there is some truth to what she says about the fact that because not everyone understands his religion or cult or whatever it is that he does get a bit more crap than he would if he was quoting the bible and speaking in tongues. We as humans tend to mock what we don't understand. We do understand crazy though. Crazy is crazy, and it is not so much what he said (ok it is) but how he said it. I once said that he was Napoleon reincarnated. A short man who lusted after power and wanted to dominate the world. That is pretty much how I feel about Tom Cruise. The fact that he controls an entire movie studio is also a little frightening. I don't know if he owns the studio for love or money or for some potential use down the road, or if Scientology folks are making a little film in there after dark.
Wagner also went on to address Andrew Morton's new book. She said, "The book is filled with distortions and outright lies that no sensible person will take seriously."
Good thing I'm not sensible then. Honestly what else would Paula Wagner say? Look. She has known the guy for 25 years. I would hope that if I knew someone for 25 years they wouldn't throw me under the bus either. You have to admire her for sticking up for someone hopefully out of friendship and not just because she makes a buck on his films whether good or bad.