Leah Remini reveals that the Church of Scientology wanted her to convert this one actor

Leah Remini is continuing to share secrets from her time as a Scientologist.

The actress, who was a member of the church for over 30 years before famously leaving in 2013, revealed to People this week that the church "always tried" to get her to convert another Hollywood star that was very close to her: Her "The King of Queens" co-star, Kevin James.

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"They always tried to get me to, [asking] 'Why is he not in? Why have you not promoted it to him?' I was like, 'Because he's Catholic. He doesn't want anything to do with it,'" Remini told People. "They let it go after a while, but usually you'd be expected to recruit, especially with somebody you work with for nine years."

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 07: Actress Leah Remini enters the 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on August 07, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Billy Joel and Leah Remini perfom at the newly rennovated Nassau Coliseum, Long Island on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Kevin James, Leah Remini and Tony Dovolani backstage before Billy Joel perfoms at the newly rennovated Nassau Coliseum, Long Island on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 05: Actor/producer Leah Remini at the 33rd Annual Television Critics Association Awards during the 2017 Summer TCA Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 5, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 30: 'Sting of Queens: Part One' and 'Sting of Queens: Part Two'-- Kevin begrudgingly agrees to come out of retirement briefly to reprise an undercover assignment where he and his old rival Vanessa Cellucci (Leah Remini), once again, pose as husband and wife. Also, Donna is up for a promotion, Kendra gets accepted to law school, and Chale gets a lucrative new job, on part one of the two-part first season finale of KEVIN CAN WAIT, Monday, May 1 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) and Monday, May 8 (8:00-8:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Pictured: Leah Remini, Kevin James. (Photo By Jeff Neumann/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Kevin James and Leah Remini backstage before Billy Joel perfoms at the newly rennovated Nassau Coliseum, Long Island on April 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
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WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured: Leah Remini -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: Leah Remini visits the SiriusXM Studio on November 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 24: Jennifer Lopez and Leah Remini attend Jennifer Lopez's birthday at Nobu Villa Atop Nobu Hotel at Caesars Palace on July 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
MATCH GAME Airdate: July 17, 2016 - The iconic panel game show MATCH GAME, hosted by Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, returns to primetime airing on SUNDAYS (10-11pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Heidi Gutman/ABC via Getty Images) LEAH REMINI
MY KITCHEN RULES: L-R: Guest stars Leah Remini and Vicky Marshall in the Leah Remini Gets Artsy episode of MY KITCHEN RULES airing Thursday, Feb. 16 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 20: Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough and Leah Remini attend the opening JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on January 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
ENCINO, CA - APRIL 07: Kym Gold, Leah Remini and Holly Robinson Peete attend the Stella & Dot Trunk Show to benefit The HollyRod Foundation on April 7, 2016 in Encino, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Stella & Dot)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 20: Actress Leah Remini arrives at the launch of Jennifer Lopez's residency 'JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE' at Planet Hollwood Resort & Casino on January 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by David Becker/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 08: Actress Leah Remini signs copies of her new book 'Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology' at Barnes & Noble at The Grove on December 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 04: Leah Remini promotes her book 'Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology' at Barnes & Noble Tribeca on November 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
THE VIEW - Leah Remini (book, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology) is the guest today, Tuesday, November 3, 2015 on ABC's 'The View.' 'The View' airs Monday-Friday (11:00 am-12:00 pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images)
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LONG BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Actress Leah Remini attends the Life is Good Supports Dream Court Opening - BGCLB event on September 21, 2015 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Life is Good)
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The church denies her claims that it wanted her to convert James into a Scientologist, though that's nothing new -- they have refuted every single one of her comments about the church since she left it four years ago. Her A&E television show, "Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath," is currently in its second season, and the church has continually spoken out about the shocking claims she makes about them.

"It is Remini who is the attacker," a Scientology spokesperson told People. "Her whole anti-Scientology shtick was scripted and choreographed by her, casting herself in her drama as the 'victim' so she could cash in on her false narrative while savaging her friends and those who helped her most of her life."

When Remini ultimately decided to leave Scientology, it was her former "The King of Queens" co-star who she leaned on during that difficult time in her life.

"He reached out to me and said, 'I'm so proud of you; if you need anything, I'm here," she recalled, before calling him a "real friend."

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Kevin James, Leah Remini and Jerry Stiller present at the 53rd Annual Prime-Time Emmy Awards held at the Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles, CA., Nov. 4, 2001. (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Leah Remini and Kevin James during 19th Annual The William S. Paley Television Festival Presents 'The King of Queens' at Directors Guild Theater in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 24: Leah Remini, Kevin James and Jerry Stiller star in The King of Queens. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 24: Leah Remini and Kevin James star as Carrie and Doug Heffernan on The King of Queens. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - DECEMBER 13: 'S'poor House' - Arthur (Jerry Stiller, left) gets insulted when the Heffernan home is invaded by mold and Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie (Leah Remini) call upon Doug's father for financial help rather than ask him, on The King of Queens, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/ CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 14: 'Bed Spread' -- When Doug (Kevin James) and Carrie's (Leah Remini) bed breaks, they are forced to borrow Deacon's kids' twin beds and quickly discover that sleeping in their own bed is pretty nice. However this new found independence is short lived, when both start missing each other's company on The King of Queens, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 8: 'King Pong' - Doug 's (pictured, Kevin James) manhood is put to the test when he keeps losing in ping-pong to both Carrie (pictured, Leah Remini) and Arthur, on The King of Queens, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by RON P. JAFFE/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 8: 'Hi, School' -- When Doug (Kevin James, right) starts hanging around his old high school, he runs into his former coach who treats him like a hero, but he takes it a little too far when he shows up to a pep rally in his old jersey which forces Carrie (Leah Remini, left) to confront him about his behavior in 'Hi, School' on The King of Queens, Wednesdays on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
American comedian and actor Kevin James and actress Leah Remini, as Doug and Carrie Heffernan, sit side by side on a sofa in a scene from the television comedy 'The King of Queens' entitled 'Vocal Discord,' Los Angeles, California, September 26, 2005. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 23: 'Inn Escapable' -- Doug (Kevin James, right) and Carrie (Leah Remini, left) stars on The King of Queens scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 23: 'Acting Out'-- Danny (Gary Valentine), Spence (Oswalt Patton) Carrie (Leah Remini) and Doug (Kevin James) star in The King of Queens, scheduled to air on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - JANUARY 25: (L-R) Actress Leah Remini and actors Kevin James and Jerry Stiller attend the 'King of Queens' party celebrating the show's 200th episode at Sony Studios on January 25, 2007 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD- MARCH 17: (L-R) Actors Jerry Stiller and Kevin James and actress Leah Remini attend 'The King of Queens' final season wrap party at Boulevard 3 on March 17, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD- MARCH 17: (L-R) Actor Kevin James and actress Leah Remini attend 'The King of Queens' final season wrap party at Boulevard 3 on March 17, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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The pair will star on the upcoming second season of "Kevin Can Wait" on CBS this fall after the network controversially decided to kill off Erinn Hayes' character to make room for Remini to reunite with James on screen.

UPDATE: A representative for the Church of Scientology reached out to AOL Entertainment to refute Leah Remini's accusations concerning Kevin James, providing us with the following statement:

We had nothing to do with Kevin James and never attempted to "recruit" him to the Church. Leah Remini never made this claim in her book so now fabricates it to garner more tabloid press. The only thing we know about Kevin James is what Remini repeatedly told the Church—that he was a bully. We counseled her to be more open and communicate with him so they could get along better.

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