Ex-Scientologist Marc Headley, who used to make promotional films for the controversial religion, has now made the claim that Tom Cruise's marriage to Katie Holmes was set up after a series of fake casting calls for actresses failed to produce him a wife. According to Headley, Scientologist leader David Miscavige organized an audition process for possible wives, which was secretly disguised as a casting call for a new movie in which Cruise was the star.
Headley told News of the World:
"After that (splitting from Cruz), he started complaining to his best buddy David about his luck with girls. So Miscavige assigned a high-ranking official with the order: 'Find a wife for Tom Cruise.'
"The official put out a casting call to female actresses, including Scientologists, saying, 'There's an upcoming Tom Cruise movie you might get a part in. Come for an audition.'
"But in the end no movie was made. They had to be single, they had to be pretty and in their 20s.
"First they rounded up Scientologist actresses like Erica Christensen, Erica Howard, Sofia Milos. But they were all rejected."
Apparently the official then tried to Jennifer Garner, who had just begun dating Ben Affleck. That didn't work out. Headley says after Garner they went for Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba.
But then Katie Holmes was heard gushing about Tom, and was called out to LA to meet with him.
"The moment he meets her, he's enthralled with her and he told Miscavige later, 'I knew immediately she was the one,'" said Headley.