"It's not the L. Ron Hubbard story. [Scientology] was one of the bigger movements at the time, but there were a lot of movements at that time," says Hoffman. "There's nothing about how I'm behaving or talking that echoes [Hubbard]. I thought of a lot of other bigger-than-life personalities, charismatic people like Orson Welles."
"People are going to have to draw their own conclusions to that aspect of the movie," says producer JoAnne Sellar. "[Anderson] is interested in how veterans came back from World War II. They were these lost souls who were uncertain about their future."
"Joaquin's character is like a beaten dog," says Hoffman. "No matter where he goes, [Quell] gets into severe trouble. And somehow I'm able to deal with him."
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