Tom Cruise Ac­tress tells: ‘I au­di­tioned to be Tom’s wife!’

More de­tails about the A-list ac­tor’s odd meth­ods of ‘re­cruit­ing’ girl­friends have emerged, p plus ru­mours that he may be au­di­tion­ingg again g

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For years it’s been ru­moured that the Church of Scien­tol­ogy, of which Tom Cruise is a high-rank­ing mem­ber, has been ac­tively in­volved in his love life. And sources have claimed Tom is now work­ing with the church again in a bid to find wife num­ber four.

Re­cently, ac­tress and for­mer Scien­tol­o­gist Cathy Schenkel­bergg spoke out about her own un­know­ing audition for the role. She claims that mem­bers of the church hired her to do a video dis­sem­i­nat­ing Scien­tol­ogy be­liefs to non-sci­en­tol­o­gists in 2003, and that she later dis­cov­ered she’d been an un­wit­ting can­di­date to be the next Mrs Cruise.

“The guy run­ning the cam­era asked me, ‘What do you think of Tom Cruise?’ I was like, ‘I re­ally don’t like him. I think he’s a nar­cis­sist’, and he ex­cused me from the audition. I said, ‘Am I done?’ And he’s like, ‘Well yeah’. I was taken aback. I walked out and this ac­tress said to me, ‘ You know that was an audition to be Tom Cruise’s girl­friend?’ ”

Cathy isn’t the only one who claims to have been a part of the un­usual process 54-year-old Tom al­legedly uses to find ro­man­tic part­ners. As Woman’s Day re­ported back in 2013, Anette Jo­hansen, 39, a for­mer Scien­tol­o­gist from Nor­way, says she was au­di­tioned for the role of Tom’s girl­friend in 2005, af­ter his r re­la­tion­ship with Pene­lope Cruz e ended and be­fore he started d dat­ing Katie Holmes. Ac­tresses J Jessica Alba, Kate Bos­worth and S Scar­lett Jo­hans­son were all a al­legedly wife can­di­dates, but f failed to make the cut.

Although both Tom and the c church deny they have con­ductedd a project to find him a bride, K Karen Press­ley, a for­mer mem­ber r o of the con­tro­ver­sial re­li­gion, says s sources within the church have t told her about the way Tom’s re­la­tion­ship with Home­land ac­tress Nazanin Bo­niadi in 2004 was al­legedly or­ches­trated.

“[A high-rank­ing Scien­tol­o­gist] was as­signed to groom­ing and prep­ping Nazanin for her ul­ti­mate role of dat­ing Tom,” says Karen.

“They spent ap­prox­i­mately $27,000 at places like Burberry and Ralph Lauren to give her a wardrobe that was suit­able,” she re­veals.

As pre­vi­ously re­ported, Ira­nian-born ac­tress Nazanin, who has starred in hit shows How I Met Your Mother and Scan­dal, lived with Tom for a cou­ple of months in 2004 be­fore he called time on their re­la­tion­ship.

Ac­cord­ing to Karen, Nazanin, now 37, was planted in the role of Tom’s girl­friend by Scien­tol­ogy mem­bers be­cause she fit spe­cific re­quire­ments: she was beau­ti­ful, she had a great smile, she was in­tel­li­gent and she was also a dark brunette.

Nazanin was a ded­i­cated Scien­tol­o­gist in the 2000s, re­port­edly set­ting a record for sell­ing the church’s books, be­fore leav­ing the re­li­gion for good. Karen says she fell foul of the church for telling friends what it was like to live with Tom.

“Her friend re­ported this to an author­ity, and Nazanin got in trou­ble,” Karen says. “She was as­signed to a dis­ci­plinary pro­gram… [soon she was] on her hands and knees clean­ing floors with a tooth­brush. It was hu­mil­i­at­ing.”

‘I re­ally don’t like him. I think he’s a nar­cis­sist’

Cathy Schenkel­berg didn’t re­alise she was au­di­tion­ing for the part of wife.

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