Former “King of Queens” star Leah Remini has been trying to take down the infamous Church of Scientology since she left abruptly in July 2013.
In 2016, Remini appeared in an eight-part television series on A&E called “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” to expose what she considered wrongdoings within the church.Frederick M. Brown/Stringer/Getty Images
According to A&E, the series “gives a voice to victims of the Church of Scientology despite public attempts to discredit them.” It went on to be nominated for two Emmy Awards this year.
Earlier in August, the outspoken actress also addressed the religion in a candid interview with The Hollywood Reporter — and she didn’t hold back about her fellow Tinseltown stars.
Remini took aim at another Emmy nominee, “The Handmaid’s Tale” star Elisabeth Moss.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Moss has been a longtime member of the Church of Scientology, and Remini said she believes “The Handmaid’s Tale” star is now afraid to talk to her.
“Elisabeth Moss believes that she can’t talk to me. There’s a thing in Scientology called ‘acceptable truth.’ It means you only say what’s acceptable to the public. But she believes that I’m an antisocial personality — because I’ve spoken out against Scientology. So she isn’t allowed to talk to me. And me knowing that, I wouldn’t put her in the awkward position.”
However, Remini doesn’t have any hard feelings toward Moss. She told The Hollywood Reporter she used to be just like her, explaining:
“I don’t hold anything against Elisabeth Moss other than she’s continuing to support a group that is abusive and destroying families. That’s for her to learn — just as I needed to learn it.”
But weeks after Remini slammed Moss for supporting the controversial church, Moss made a bold move.
After the actress made a post about the upcoming season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” some Instagram users allegedly started to draw comparisons between the show’s fictional dictatorship — Gilead — and Scientology.
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Last Handmaids Tale season 1 event until the Emmys! Thank you for coming out everyone last night, your love and support of the show means more to us than I'll ever be able to express in words. Truly. And now we get to go work on bringing you season 2!!! Which by the way is going to blow your minds…?#handmaidstale ? @ladygraypix
And although the comments have now been turned off and hidden, Moss allegedly had a lot to say to commenters who questioned her religion.
According to Yahoo Celebrity, one commenter asked if the show made her “think twice about Scientology” because characters on the show and Scientologists both believe “all outside sources (aka news) are wrong or evil.”
“That’s actually not true at all about Scientology. Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important to me.
The most important things to me probably. And so Gilead and THT hit me on a very personal level. Thanks for the interesting question!”
It’s unclear if Moss decided to speak out after she was singled out in Remini’s recent interview. But one thing is for sure — they’ll most likely be avoiding each other in September at the Emmy Awards.