The actor, who just earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Robert Shapiro on “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” recently told E! News why he won’t be tuning in to A&E’s “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath” anytime soon.
The actor said Scientology has “been nothing but helpful to me for 40 years, through all my losses of my mother, my girlfriend, my son. They’ve never left my side, so why would I want buy into something that’s not what I feel?”
Still, Travolta had nothing bad to say about Remini, but did admit he was “kind of” surprised she decided to make the series.
“As long as I get to still do it and my family gets to do it, I’m happy,” he said.
For her part, Remini has called Travolta “one of the nicest, sweetest people you’re ever going to meet” while speaking with E! last month. At the time, the actress told the outlet she wasn’t expecting Travolta or fellow high-profile Scientology member Tom Cruise to reach out about the show.
Since leaving the controversial organization in 2013, Remini has also written a confessional memoir and participated in a Reddit AMA in which she held nothing back while talking about her experiences within the Church of Scientology.
In response to Remini’s comments against Scientology, especially in regards to the docuseries, the church reportedly set up a website titled Leah Remini: Aftermath — After Money to discredit the actress’ claims about abuse and harassment within the group.