HOLLYWOOD – In a surprise move Tom Cruise has officially commented on Alex Gibney’s Scientology documentary Going Clear.

“I thought it was hilarious,” said Cruise:

I love April Fools Day but I’ve got to hand it to Alex Gibney, he really put the time and effort into this prank and it really paid off. I’ve been laughing my ass off all week.

Cruise went on to reveal his best moments from the HBO special:

All the stuff about the work camps and scrubbing floors with toothbrushes, man oh man, I was in stitches but my favorite part was when that woman was close to tears describing how her daughter had to stop communicating with her when she left the church. What an actress! I don’t know how she kept a straight face. That was deadpan comedy at it’s very best and you can bet your life, I’ll be getting in contact with her agent to get her a role in my next movie.

Asked if he planned to get his own back on Gibney, Cruise nodded:

Absolutely. I was talking to David Miscavige about it the other day and he said it would be hilarious if we got a couple of guys to take pictures of Alex and follow him around in a car for a year. I couldn’t really see the funny side at first but then David waved a pocket watch in front of my eyes and suddenly I thought the idea was hysterical.

Going Clear is available on HBO now.