This Actress Auditioned To Be Tom Cruise's Girlfriend — But Never Wanted The Part

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You'd think when an actress realizes she bombed an audition, she'd feel disappointed. But when voice-over actress Cathy Schenkelberg realized she had probably ruined her chances of being cast in the real-life role of Tom Cruise's girlfriend, she felt just fine.
Schenkelberg, who was once a high-level Scientologist, explained in an interview with The Daily Mail that she had no idea she was auditioning to be Cruise's girlfriend after he and Nicole Kidman ended their marriage.
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Schenkelberg told The Daily Mail, "I didn't know I was being auditioned, so I was being asked on camera: 'Where are you from? What level are you on?' Then, 'What do you think of Tom Cruise?' I thought I was auditioning for a training course, so when he asked about Tom Cruise, I said: 'I can't stand him, I think he's a narcissistic baby!'"

Schenkelberg didn't realize just how relevant those questions were until she spoke with a would-be auditioner after the fact, who revealed what they were being considered for.
Schenkelberg has since left Scientology and performs a one-woman show, "Squeeze My Cans," about her time spent as a Scientologist.

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