The Word: Scientology tried to recruit Brad Pitt
The Church of Scientology tried to recruit both Brad Pitt and Bono in the 1990s, according to former Scientologist Jenna Miscavige Hill, the niece of church leader David Miscavige.
“I think that celebrities are more inclined to be egocentric and Scientology caters for that — you’re your own God. They’re probably being told that all the time,” she tells Radar Online. “But they’re probably insecure, so the self-help of Scientology lends itself to that. And Scientology is meant to save people and the world, so the charitable thing appeals to a celebrity.
“If you’re egocentric, not always confident or insecure because of being in public eye and want to be charitable, Scientology pushes your buttons. That’s why someone like Bono would fit the bill perfectly as so many people know him.”
According to Miscavige Hill, Pitt went through the Church’s entry-level Purification Program while dating Juliette Lewis but ultimately decided it wasn’t for him.