The former co-stars and real-life buds surprised Wilmer, who turns 35 years old today (happy birthday, Wilmer! ) before focusing all of his attention on getting the perfect photo of his cake for Instagram.
A lot of people have that in their life, but I noticed that all my friends who were Scientologists, kids I had grown up with, we all sort of had the same thing: easy communication. In Scientology, there's no belief system or anyone who's worshipped or whatnot; it's all sort of like college of the mind.
And so I grew up not having to go and pray to anyone.
You should read it for yourself, and decide whether you agree or disagree with it.
And that's a big thing in Scientology: the shit that is there at this point has been tested over and over and over so that each thing actually works.
As it turned out, we spoke with him just after he'd arrived to Sundance, where the already-controversial documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief was about to premiere.
All the more reason to hear a bit of Masterson's story and ask some questions.
On the anniversary of Dianetics, they'll talk about, you know, what countries are now having places that deliver Dianetics. If you can't afford to go sit in a room and have someone who's trained in that course give you the lessons and help you study and learn it, then I don't know what to say. You could argue how expensive college is and then the debt for the next 10 years -- and then how often do you use all of that information?
So there's stuff like that, where it's just sort of like updates on what's happening in the world, but nothing really more than that. I feel like I got the better end of the deal on that one. You will not find a Scientologist who does not fucking hate psychiatrists.
It's like what I said earlier: "Oh my god, I'm so thirsty." "OK cool, go drink water. There's books and lectures and whatnot, and then there's the stuff in Dianetics, which is the auditing, which is basically going through painful incidents in one's life and erasing them so that they don't upset you. There's the two different avenues of Scientology and there's nothing else. He basically spent his entire life studying every great religion, found everything that worked, found things that didn't work, took the stuff that worked, started like questioning it and grilling it and drilling it, going over and over until he could find the things that worked every time, guaranteed. Everyone thinks he's the founder of a philosophy that we all agree with, basically, and he was a hell of a lot smarter than I was, 'cause I couldn't come up with this stuff.