Only one guy could sit down for an interview with Playboy and not actually say anything when it comes to important stuff. Everytime someone gives an interview to Playboy, something comes out. I think that is the situation where John Mayer called Jessica Simpson, sexual napalm. Usually these are great interviews. Not with Tom Cruise. I feel like the guy talks like he is either selling self help books or thinking of t-shirt and bumper sticker slogans. Each thought is a saying rather than an actual thought or expression.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
When he was asked about Katie Holmes he said, "She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you’d see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. She’s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better. I’m a romantic. I like doing things like creating romantic dinners, and she enjoys that." Doesn't it feel like an answer that is scripted rather than anything with emotion or feeling. Everything he says always feels so sterile.
When he was asked about Scientology he said, "What I believe in my own life is that it’s a search for how I can do things better, whether it’s being a better man or a better father or finding ways for myself to improve. Individuals have to decide what is true and real for them." Notice he did not say anything about being a better husband. Just father and man. It is like this answer has nothing to do with the question either. It is really frustrating.
He also said in the interview that he doesn't know why he said those things about Brooke Shields and that is not him. Oh yes it is. So him. He just got in trouble for them so he has to try to disavow them.
I got so tired of his Q&A that I decided to make up my own questions and his answers.
Playboy: Do you like apples for breakfast?
Tom: I feel like what we eat indicates the self worth we have for ourselves.
Playboy: Do you like watching football?
Tom: When I am watching something I really like to be involved with whatever is going on in front of me.
Playboy: Just how short are you?
Tom: One day I decided that everything we do in life allows us to grow if we take that chance.
Playboy: Are you embarrassed about Days Of Thunder?
Tom: I have had the pleasure of making some really great movies over my career.
Playboy: Do you regret the couch jumping incident on Oprah?
Tom: Have you seen the way furniture is made? I have been in factories and seen the looks of pride on the faces of people. Awe inspiring.
Playboy: Do you talk to Nicole Kidman still?
Tom: The people that are in our lives are there for a reason. I feel so lucky to have people in my life.
Playboy: Thanks Tom