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David Duchovny says Church of Scientology tried to recruit him

David Duchovny has recalled his experience with Scientology (Picture: Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

David Duchovny claims Scientologists once tried to recruit him at a wedding.

The 61-year-old actor was attending the wedding of Melrose Place star Jason Beghe when members of the Church of Scientology ‘made a play’ for him.

The former X-Files star told The Daily Beast: ‘They made a play for me. I did squeeze the cans and I did a session on the E-meter, and I realized immediately, because they’re asking very personal questions, that they were gathering information that I didn’t want to give out to a stranger.

The Californication actor went through an ‘auditing’ session with the recruiters, but he admits it ‘didn’t go well’.

He continued: ‘I didn’t play by the rule, and I never went back.’

His pal Jason, 61, was a Scientologist at the time. However, David insisted the actor didn’t make any real effort to recruit him on behalf of the church.

The X Files only did a few sessions before walking away (Picture: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)

The Craft Legacy actor recalled: ‘He only “recruited” me in the sense of saying, “This is great, and I think you should try it,” not anything harder than that.’

The X Files: I Want To Believe star also claimed that Scientology is financially draining for its members.

Actress Laura Prepon recently revealed she has left the controversial church (Picture: Paul Morigi/Getty Images)

His comments come shortly after Orange Is The New Black star Laura Prepon has revealed she’s no longer a practicing Scientologist, with the controversial church ‘no longer’ a part of her life.

Speaking to People, the actress said: ‘I’m no longer practicing Scientology. I’ve always been very open-minded, even since I was a child. I was raised Catholic and Jewish.

‘I’ve prayed in churches, meditated in temples. I’ve studied Chinese meridian theory. I haven’t practiced Scientology in close to five years and it’s no longer part of my life.’

The TV star hasn’t been a part of the movement – which has several A-list followers – since becoming a mother, with the star sharing two children, a four-year-old daughter and 16-month-old son, with husband Ben Foster.

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