In a recent interview for ABC’s “Popcorn,” Mad Men star, Elisabeth Moss, told the show’s host, Peter Travers, her faith makes her the best version of herself and gives her stability in her life. Unlike her character Peggy Olson, who is a devout Catholic, Moss practices Scientology.
Scientology, developed by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952, “is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being,” according to Scientology.org.
The website further states, “in Scientology no one is asked to accept anything as belief or on faith. That which is true for you is what you have observed to be true. An individual discovers for himself that Scientology works by personally applying its principles and observing or experiencing results.”
During the interview, Travers asked Moss, 30, about the benefits of her religion. Moss cited stability and empowerment being two things she gains from her faith. She also said Scientology makes her a better version of herself.
“I think that’s a good way of saying it, because there is so much focus on the, I guess, empowerment and, sort of, respecting yourself, and yourself as an individual,” she said. “It’s a better you, not necessarily changing who you are.”
Moss added she also looks for advice from other sources aside from her faith.
“My friends may give me great advice or I’ll talk with my mother,” she said.
Moss’ divorce from her husband, Fred Armisen, in 2011 was reported by US Weekly as largely because of their differing views on Moss’ religion.
“Her religion was as important to her as their marriage, if not more,” reported US Weekly. “He [Armisen] could not get with it.”
Sources: ABC News, Daily Mail, Scientology.org