Laura Prepon Says Scientology Is Responsible For 'OITNB' Performance


‘Orange is the New Black’ star, Laura Prepon, gave a pretty intense interview to Scientology’s Celebrity Magazine, where she credited the cult religion for her “career best” performances in the Netflix hit show.


Laura Prepon, aka Alex Vause on the Netflix hit Orange is the New Black, gave a unique interview to Celebrity Magazine (the go-to mag for Scientologists) about being a longtime believer and how she practices her Scientology.

First, she explained how she got into the cult religion in the first place:

So when I first got into Scientology, I did Personal Values and Integrity and then Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life. These courses touched on the observations I was aware of when I was younger. It was right there in black and white. It was amazing, and I felt that finally something was speaking my language. It totally connected with me.

Pretty soon after that I got onto the Purification Rundown, and I started moving up the Bridge.

FYI, the Bridge means a bridge from one plateau of existence to another, higher plateau of existence.

I used to have this funny idea that the higher I went up the Bridge, I wouldn’t be as emotional about stuff. And I was worried because I’m an actress and as an artist, I need to tap into my emotions! 

What soon started happening was that the higher I went on the Bridge and the more auditing I had, I could move so much more freely on the Tone Scale. My emotions were so much more tangible and easy to access.


More gibberish followed when she explained her process of “auditing”. Auditing in Scientology is a form of therapy in which a subject is asked questions about his/her past – while they hold a pair of electrodes connected to a device called a Hubbard Electropsychometer or an E-meter for short.


I feel a lot of the auditing that I’ve had helps me to be willing to go there and be free and vulnerable and really jump into these scenes wholeheartedly. There are days where it’s like, okay… let’s do this! And you have to drop all of your pre-conceived ideas, or mis-emotions, or being uncomfortable and just go there.

It’s so gratifying and fulfilling as an artist to be able to really be there in present time, creating, with no vias. Auditing has helped so much in getting me to this place. I have more to go, and can’t wait for what’s to come.


She obviously knows the bad rap that the science-based religion gets, but she says she’s opened the minds of some cynics.


I did a show years ago and the creator of the show was wonderful, but he is a total cynic. He had heard about Scientology, but had some altered viewpoints about it. After he worked with me, he came up said, “If you’re a Scientologist, I want to know about it, because you’re an amazing representation of what you’re doing over there.”

That was a huge compliment to me, because changing a person’s mind like that, changing his viewpoint just from working with him, that’s a huge win for me.


Over all, she summed her sermon into a couple of words.

It’s magic, it really is.


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