Will Smith by Lara Dassia/WireImage.com
Although a recent article in
magazine suggests that
and his wife
have been recruited into the Church of Scientology, the
I Am Legend
star is adamantly denying the claim.
Smith says that being a close pal of Scientology poster child
doesn't require him to subscribe to the same religious beliefs. "You don't have to be Jewish to be a friend of Steven Spielberg. You don't have to be a Muslim to be a friend of Muhammad Ali. And you don't have to be a Scientologist to be a friend of Tom Cruise," Smith told the New York
. "I am a Christian. I am a student of all religions. And I respect all people and all paths."
Kimora Lee Simmons
was also named as a recruit, but her rep has also denied any involvement with the church. Do you feel celebs are now trying to distance themselves from Scientology? -