Leah Remini Explains Why She Made Her Scientology Series

"Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath" premiered tonight.

The actress, who was a longtime member of the church until 2013, said in a Reddit Ask Me Anything interview that she hopes to give viewers insight into what she says the organization is really like.

When asked what she hopes to accomplish with the series, the actress, who last year published a memoir entitled "Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology," wrote, "Greater awareness."

"Exposing the truths," she continued. "Not letting [them] to continue to let them bully people into silence and submission."

"I think they did an amazing job and they cleared the path for people like me to speak about it," Remini said. "HBO was very brave in taking it on. As is A&E, as it will be the first network is do a full series about it."

The Church of Scientology has slammed Remini in the past, and on Saturday, took aim at the series. In a statement posted to the church's official website, a Scientology representative blasted Remini's show, calling it "nothing more than a scripted, rehearsed, acted and dramatized work of fiction."