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Leah Remini Was Told NOT To Go After Scientology With New TV Show!

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Leah Remini wants to take it down!

Leah Remini is still spillin' her Scientology tea!

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote her new A&E show Scientology and the Aftermath, the actress spoke passionately about why she is against the religion.

Related: Leah Says Tom Cruise Could End Scientology

In a roundtable with Kris Jenner, RuPaul, W. Kamau Bell and SallyAnn Salsano, Leah said she wanted to do more than make passing headlines about the Church — she wanted to expose them!

Leah shared:

"The Church of Scientology has been in the news, but more so for fodder and a headline. What we are trying to do is show that this is a real thing that's tearing families apart. People really had no idea. It was like, 'Oh, this is that crazy thing where Tom Cruise is jumping on a couch and everybody believes in aliens?' I think that worked for a very long time to sell headlines. But we're showing how a person actually can get there, and that's what's resonating. Also, we're standing up to a bully and, in a culture where people are feeling apathetic, we're representing a group of courageous people who are saying, 'No, I'm going to do something about it.'"

And when people told her not to speak up about it with a new show?

"Everybody on my team told me not to. They want me to be an actress. They don't want me to be known as somebody who does a show about Scientology. I'm like, 'What am I going to do? Not do it? This is my passion.'"

Leah continued:

"It's not me, that's the thing… I'm telling their stories. When we leave, they go back to their regular lives, and they are the ones the church goes after. When we air a show, I go, 'Just know, within minutes your daughter is going to be saying horrific things about you on the church hate website.' Literally every single person who has done a story about Scientology has a hate website on them."

So, if the Church of Scientology is reading this, also know the 46-year-old isn't scared:

"Don't misunderstand me. People who know me know that I have a very big mouth, and I have been that way since I was a kid… But I never want to give the organization of Scientology the idea that anybody is scared of them. We are not. And the more they react in the way that they do, it makes me think we're doing the right thing."

Well, you keep doing you!!

Find more of the Troublemaker's interview HERE.

[Image via The Hollywood Reporter.]

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