You might think that Emmy nominees share a civil, friendly rivalry with one another but, as Leah Remini tells it, a star from The Handmaid's Tale is likely to not speak to her during the awards ceremony.
Speaking about Elizabeth Moss — the lead in Hulu's series based on the novel by Margaret Atwood — Remini said, "Elisabeth Moss believes that she can't talk to me. There's a thing in Scientology called acceptable truth. It means you only say what's acceptable to the public. But she believes that I'm an antisocial personality."
According to Buzzfeed, the reason for Remini believing that Moss will avoid her is because Moss grew up in Scientology and still identifies as a Scientologist. Remini used to be part of the belief system, but left many years ago and has been on a crusade of speaking out against the organization ever since.
"I've spoken out against Scientology. So she isn't allowed to talk to me. And me knowing that, I wouldn't put her in the awkward position," Remini said.
Moss is nominated for an Emmy this year in the Best Actress in a Drama series category for Handmaids Tale, and Remini is nominated in the Outstanding Informational Series or Special category for A&E's Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.
When asked if she would congratulate Moss on her award if she wins, Remini said, "I would, of course. I don't hold anything against Elisabeth Moss other than she's continuing to support a group that is abusive and destroying families….that's for her to learn — just as I needed to learn it."
The 2017 Emmy Awards will be broadcast next month on Sept. 17th.