Actresses and women who were already Scientologists were auditioned for a “new training film,” which in the end was designed to find a girlfriend for Tom Cruise. It was an important mission – maybe a mission impossible, Tom Cruise being Tom Cruise, and all that. Cruise hasn’t killed anyone, but other than that little detail, he seems to be Scientology’s own Manchurian Candidate.
According to Orth, Nazanin Boniadi, an Iranian-born, London-raised actress and Scientologist,was selected and dated Cruise from November 2004 until January 2005. Initially she was told only that she had been selected for a very important mission.
In a month-long preparation in October 2004, she was audited every day, a process in which she told a high-ranking Scientology official her innermost secrets and every detail of her sex life. Boniadi allegedly was told to lose her braces, her red highlights, and her boyfriend. According to a knowledgeable source, she was shown confidential auditing files of her boyfriend to expedite a breakup. (Scientology denies any misuse of confidential material.) The source says Boniadi signed a confidentiality agreement and was told that if she “messed up” in any way she would be declared a Suppressive Person (a pariah and enemy of Scientology).
For their first date Cruise and Boniadi went to dinner at Nobu with an entourage of Scientology aides, then to the skating rink at Rockefeller Center, which was closed to the public especially for them. The two spent that first night together but, according to several sources, they did not have sex. At the Trump Tower, where Cruise and the entourage had rented an entire floor, Cruise purportedly told Boniadi, “I’ve never felt this way before.” She was given a second confidentiality agreement specifically about Cruise to sign. Boniadi could tell her worried parents (her mother was also a Scientologist) only that she was in New York on a special Scientology project.