Leah Remini‘s, appearing on Wednesday’s edition of Ellen, says leaving the Church of Scientology, and appearing in her new TLC reality show, has strengthened her family bond.
The King of Queens beauty, promoting the yet-to-be-titled show, said she thinks that since she’s defected from the controversial institution, she and her family are “learning new ways to … reconnect with each other.
“So, it really has brought us closer together … we’re stronger and we’re having so much fun together.”
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I am happy for them and happy scientology's getting more bad press from it but I was put off by her loud interjections, seemingly 'on' persona and rudeness. Especially with making fun of her mother and her choice of underwear the way she did. Maybe this is how she usually is in real life but if that's the case, I probably won't like the show. I hope I see something different. I think it could have been done differently.
"It's really inappropriate," Remini admits. Fans will have to wait until the Reminis' reality show premieres to actually see the tattoo.
As for their exit from the Church, Remini says, "Now that we're gone, we're learning new ways to reconnect with each other. It really has brought us closer together." But not the tattoo, though; that's something they aren't getting closer over.
It would be great if while she has the show on the air her books comes out about her time in Scientology because the "church" would just have to shut up and take it, they could not overcome that much air time. but I doubt she is going to talk about Scientology very much.
I like when someone is interviewed that they display gratitude, manners, intelligence, being polite and gracious. Even though it may just be moments for the interview, I as a viewer walking away thinking this person is someone that I would like. Sorry Leah.
I agree...she seems a bit crude, kind of rude.....lacking class....kind of grated on my nerves.....not good for a public appearance.
^^ I think Leah's acting rough intentionally and the minor spar with her mother over the tattoo was just to get viewers curious about her new reality show. It looks like she and her mother rehearsed this.
In a way, taking on that sort of a media personality character must be driving Kirsti Alley nuts, since that has always been her primary media character ever since the "Cheers" television show, whether Kirsti gives interviews or texts, she's the epitomy of rough and uncouth.
Leah's such a mild version and a whole lot more fun.
I think it was unfortunate that she didn't actually answer the question about Scientology - she just talked about how much closer her family was. The question was whether she would have felt that she COULD have done a reality show while she was in Scientology and I would personally have been really interested in the answer.