The star recently appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show and opened up about visiting the actor’s home for a meeting about him making a foray into comedy, and was asked to listen to a pitch about his religion, Scientology.
The meeting took place while Cruise was still married to Katie Holmes, right “at the peak” Cruise’s fame, per Rogen.
“We met with him for hours and a few hours into the meeting, this Scientology stuff comes up, how weird he’s looked in the press lately,” recalled the “Lion King” actor, 39. “… He goes, ‘And it’s like with Scientology.’ He said: ‘If you let me tell you what it was really about — if you give me 20 minutes to really tell you what it was about – you would say ‘no f—— way.’'”
Rogen said he was baffled by Cruise’s wording.
“I was like, is that a good thing to be saying? Is that a bad thing to be saying?” he said.
Luckily, director Judd Apatow, who was also present, stepped in and declined the pitch.
“Woof, dodged that bullet,” said the actor.
The awkward moment wasn’t the only reason that the meeting was memorable for Rogen, however, as he also recalled the moments before entering the “Mission: Impossible” star’s home.