“It’s just so funny that, when people don’t know, they just make stuff up,” the Orange is the New Black star told SheKnows. “[Like], apparently I’m dating Tom Cruise right now. And apparently he doesn’t want me doing the show because I portray a lesbian and I’m a Scientologist. This is false; where are they even getting this stuff? It’s unbelievable to me.”
The actress also opened up about her religion, and the public’s lack of understanding for it. “The thing that sucks is there’s so much false data because people are in mystery as to what Scientology is, so they just kind of make up stuff,” she explained. “It’s kind of unfortunate.”
According to Laura, one of the biggest misconceptions about her belief system is that all who follow it are anti-gay. “I am a huge supporter of the LGBT community,” she revealed. “I’m going to the GLAAD awards in a few weeks. I went to the human rights campaign. I flew up to San Francisco and I did this whole thing and I won this award for being a straight woman portraying a gay woman on camera. I’m a total supporter of the LGBT and they’ve been an amazing fan base.”
Laura will reprise her role as Alex Vause in Orange is the New Black when it returns to Netflix on June 6.