Actor was told he had dyslexia as a child
Tom, 46, struggled with reading and writing tasks when he was growing up.
But he says the religion’s teachings allowed him to tackle the problem later in life.
‘When I was seven I was labelled as dyslexic, and I took it as an affront to my dignity,’ he tells Spain’s XL Semanal magazine. ‘I asked myself if I was normal or an idiot.
‘I would try to concentrate but I felt anxiety, frustration, boredom. When I graduated from high school in 1980 I was functionally illiterate.
‘Nobody gave me a solution and I wanted to know why the system had failed. Finally, as an adult I learned to read perfectly through the method of [Scientology’s late founder] L Ron Hubbard.’