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Leah Remini says Scientologists asked her to convert celeb

Before leaving the ‘abusive’ Church of Scientology in 2013 after 34 years, Leah Remini was expected to recruit prominent people, including her King of Queens leading man, Kevin James.

‘They always tried to get me to. “Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?” I was like, “Because he’s Catholic. He doesn’t want anything to do with it,’ the 47-year-old Emmy nominee told People this week.

‘They let it go after a while, but usually you’d be expected to recruit, especially with somebody you work with for nine years.’

King of Queens leading man: Before leaving the ‘abusive’ Church of Scientology in 2013 after 34 years, Leah Remini was expected to recruit prominent people, including Kevin James (L)

The Brooklyn-born, LA-raised star played a secretary called Carrie who was married to Parcel Service (IPS) delivery driver Doug Heffernan (James) on the CBS sitcom for nine seasons ending in 2007.

Leah and the 52-year-old Emmy nominee will reunite as former Nassau County police officers in the second season of Kevin Can Wait, which premieres September 25 on CBS.

‘To get back and act with her again was just fantastic,’ Kevin told Yahoo TV on Monday.

‘It’s comfort, because you know they’ve got you, you got them, and you kind of go back and forth and you give off each other. And it’s really been amazing, and the audience reaction to Leah being here. She got a standing ovation her first night walking out.

The 47-year-old Emmy nominee told People this week: 'They always tried to get me to. "Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?" I was like, "Because he's Catholic. He doesn't want anything to do with it'

The 47-year-old Emmy nominee told People this week: ‘They always tried to get me to. “Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?” I was like, “Because he’s Catholic. He doesn’t want anything to do with it’

CBS sitcom: The Brooklyn-born, LA-raised star played a secretary called Carrie who was married to IPS delivery driver Doug Heffernan (James)  for nine seasons ending in 2007

CBS sitcom: The Brooklyn-born, LA-raised star played a secretary called Carrie who was married to IPS delivery driver Doug Heffernan (James) for nine seasons ending in 2007

‘She literally broke into tears; she was crying. It was really nice; it was really great to see the reception she got. I was a little upset because I think it was bigger than my reaction!’

In the first season of Aftermath, Remini and her ex-Scientologist guests accused the church of harassment, physical abuse, and statutory rape among other offenses.

‘These people who are speaking to me [on Aftermath], they’re getting bullied by Scientology,’ the Troublemaker author told People.

‘Their children are disconnecting, their parents are disconnecting, and I just hope that I’ve helped even one person to not give up their lives for an ideology.’

Déjà vu: Leah and the 52-year-old Emmy nominee will reunite as former Nassau County police officers in the second season of Kevin Can Wait, which premieres September 25 on CBS

Déjà vu: Leah and the 52-year-old Emmy nominee will reunite as former Nassau County police officers in the second season of Kevin Can Wait, which premieres September 25 on CBS

Kevin told Yahoo TV on Monday: 'To get back and act with her again was just fantastic...and the audience reaction to Leah being here. She got a standing ovation her first night walking out. She literally broke into tears; she was crying'

Kevin told Yahoo TV on Monday: ‘To get back and act with her again was just fantastic…and the audience reaction to Leah being here. She got a standing ovation her first night walking out. She literally broke into tears; she was crying’

The Church vehemently denies all of the claims, calling Leah ‘the attacker.’

‘Her whole anti-Scientology shtick was scripted and choreographed by her,’ a Scientology spokesperson wrote in a statement.

‘Casting herself in her drama as the “victim” so she could cash in on her false narrative while savaging her friends and those who helped her most of her life.’

Regardless, Remini will compete for the info series/special trophy for her docuseries at the Emmy Awards airing September 17 on CBS.

'They're getting bullied': In the first season of Aftermath, Remini and her ex-Scientologist guests accused the church of harassment, physical abuse, and statutory rape among other offenses

‘They’re getting bullied’: In the first season of Aftermath, Remini and her ex-Scientologist guests accused the church of harassment, physical abuse, and statutory rape among other offenses

'Her whole anti-Scientology shtick was scripted and choreographed by her': The Church vehemently denies all of the claims, calling Leah 'the attacker' 

‘Her whole anti-Scientology shtick was scripted and choreographed by her’: The Church vehemently denies all of the claims, calling Leah ‘the attacker’ 

‘I’m finally at peace knowing who I am and who I want to be,’ the BFF of Jennifer Lopez concluded.

‘I just want to be happy and I want to help people.’

The 10-episode second season of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath (which the married mother-of-one hosts and executive produces) airs Tuesdays on A&E.

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