I don't know what I was hoping for before I read the Esquire cover preview of their interview with Tom Cruise. I did expect something though and all I got was a bunch of vanilla blah. Apparently the theme of the article is rebuilding Tom into the movie star he used to be. I don't think that is going to happen. I think there have been too many things that have happened outside of his movies for him to rebound so quickly. Do I think he will rebound? Yes. I do. I actually think when he is in his 60's he will get a role and nail it and probably get an Academy Award.
Meanwhile, unless Esquire is holding back, all we get to read are quotes like these.
"Because we do live in a cynical world. It's easy to be cynical. Making the choice not to be cynical is important. You can keep dwelling on what didn't work, or you can figure out how to fix it. Which is what being a parent is all about. You know, I'm married to such a special woman. Every night before we go to sleep, Kate and I look at each other and it's like, How'd we do today?"
Well, if you got in the same bed at the end of the night I think that is a pretty big step right there. He does talk about his dad some. Not a lot. Just that despite his dad leaving the family, Tom was big enough to forgive him and how he vowed to never be his dad.
He did talk about the Oprah couch jumping thing but blames it on his expiring contract with Paramount. Doesn't even mention Katie Holmes.
"What happened, happened... I wanted the audience to be happy just like I wanted to make my sisters and my mother happy when I did those skits as a kid. But I'll take responsibility for my actions... Afterward, wild things were being said about me, and once they're in the ether, there's nothing you can do about it. It felt like being the new kid in the schoolyard again and the other kids are whispering and whispering about you and suddenly you hear what they're saying, and you think, What? That didn't happen. Look at the reality of the situation."
"There was a confluence of events. My deal with Paramount was up and it wasn't extended. At first it was, Huh? I don't get it. But people have misconceptions about that whole thing, too. Sumner Redstone and I are friends. It's a business."
If you don't have anything better to do today, then go ahead and flip through it. It takes about two minutes. If you don't have time, then don't worry. You are not missing much.