“Don’t expect William Mapother to jump up and down on Oprah‘s sofa anytime soon.”
So notes the New York Post today in its Page Six column, citing from host Jamie Ruby‘s Lost Causes, which is devoted solely to the hit ABC series Lost. (Where else but BTR would you find such a cool idea for a radio show?)
“Interviewed this week on BlogTalkRadio, the Lost actor—aka Tom Cruise‘s cousin—is cagey as to whether he shares the Mission: Impossible star’s adherence to the gospel of L. Ron Hubbard, But one thing’s for sure: He has learned from Tom what not to do,” The Post continues, before citing from Jamie’s interview.
When a caller asks him, “Are you now a Scientolgist?” William—who made his name playing Marissa Tomei‘s twisted ex-hubby in the Oscar-winning flick In the Bedroom—replies:
“I have kind of an unusual feeling about questions like that.
“On the one hand, I’m grateful that people are interested, grateful that people enjoy watching me on the screen, and I’m eager to show people that I’m not anything like the characters that I tend to play.
“At the same time…there’s kind of an ever-wavering boundary between the things I’m willing to talk about, and the things I’m not,” he continues.
“And part of the reason that I find myself particularly cautious in this area is because of the things my cousin has been through.”
Moments later, William weighs in on Tom the relative—rather than Tom the media target:
“He is a fantastic guy. Very bright, very supportive and very hard- working.
“I have a very good relationship with Tom.”
To hear William’s full interview, click here.
To read The Post‘s report, click here.
To get the latest on Lost: The Final Season, click here.