Tom Cruise has started taking the Church of Scientology onto film sets - setting up tents and inviting co-stars, crew and executives to learn more about the controversial religion.

The movie star, who became a scientologist in 1985, invited church leaders to join him on the set of new movie WAR OF THE WORLDS - to help him spread the word.

He also offered to take producers on a tour of the religion's California headquarters to help them understand his beliefs.

He says, "If someone says they want to know who I am... What I find is people are interested, they wanna know. When I say, 'Hey, the invitation's there,' they jump at it."

27/05/2005 09:07