In Louis Theroux’s 2015 documentary My Scientology Movie, he focused on the inner workings of the mysterious Church of Scientology by meeting its former members – but never spoke with Tom Cruise.

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Louis Theroux has revealed his dream interview subjects, with Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise taking the top spot after the documentarian’s 2015 film about the Church of Scientology.

Tom Cruise has been an infamous pillar of the church, founded by American science fiction author L Ron Hubbard, since 1986 and on previous trips to the UK he has stayed at its UK headquarters.

In Louis’ documentary My Scientology Movie, he sought to expose the inner workings and alleged abuses of the mysterious organization by meeting its former members.

Louis has long had an interest in diving deep into Scientology, but repeated requests for access and interviews for a decade have been ignored.

Although the documentary featured previous interviews Cruise, 59, gave about Scientology, Louis never got the chance to discuss the religion himself with its most high-profile member.

Tom Cruise has been a mainstay of the church since 1986


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He has now said the action star is his dream interview subject because of his “history” with the Church, which Cruise has come under fire for in the past.

Louis said, “I feel like people are either afraid to ask them about it or they feel like it will create an awkward mood.

“I just think someone talking to Tom Cruise about what’s really going on inside Scientology would be really valuable.”

On other people asked about the wishlist, Louis said he would love to chat with Lisa Marie Presley and Zadie Smith, adding that he felt like he had “missed” the story of the rise of the Islamic State.

Louis Theroux revealed his dream interview subjects



Louis said he would have interviewed ‘anyone in a position of authority’ in the so-called Islamic State, such as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi if he were still alive or regrettable IS recruits, such as Shamima Begum .

He said, “I tried to come out and hoped to be able to interview some repentant or quasi-repentant jihadists and that never happened.”

He continued, “I would like to interview Zadie Smith. I had a podcast called Grounded and she was the guest I never had.

“She lives quite close to me and it might be more of a podcast interview. If we did another series of Grounded, I think it would be on the list.

This comes as Louis Theroux is set to return to screens with the new series Forbidden America.

The three-part series explores the impact of the internet and social media on some of the most controversial corners of American entertainment, with episodes including Extreme and Online, Rap’s New Frontline and Porn’s MeToo.

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