It seems Tom Cruise's version of getting to first base is when a potential girlfriend is willing to sit through a Scientology presentation. As Be Lambic or Green reported, Katie Holmes passed this test (er, shouldn’t that be “failed”?) and is joining the cult, but apparently she wasn’t his first choice. Scarlet Johansson was given the treatment first:
[Cruise] took me into this room, which was stifling hot, and was showing me all kinds of info about joining the church
After two hours of proselytizing… Cruise opened a door to reveal a second room full of upper-level Scientologists who had been waiting to dine with the pair, at which point the cool-headed ingénue politely excused herself.
How reliable is the story? Impossible to say, but it fits with Cruise’s obsession with the cult. If true it also shows Johansson to be a cut above the average celebrity. Smarter than Katie Holmes anyway.