Hollywood star Penelope Cruz is following in the footsteps of her actor boyfriend Tom Cruise, she's training to be a Scientologist.

The Spanish actress hopes to complete her education in the religion - founded by L RON HUBBARD - by her 30th birthday in April (04), in a move to show her love for THE LAST SAMURAI star.

Cruz told a American television show, "I think Tom will be thrilled when my conversion is complete."

A source adds, "Penelope's convinced if she's accepted into Tom's chosen church, he'll be so delighted he'll propose."

Cruz's interest in scientology is in stark contrast to Cruise's ex-wife Nicole Kidman, who refused to associate with the controversial church.

25/01/2004 14:52