Ladies, you might find yourself wanting a copy of June's Playboy issue because none other than Tom Cruise opened up in an interview about his belief in Scientology, his marriage to Katie Holmes and how his career almost tanked.
The "Top Gun" actor talked about the challenges of living under the microscope telling Playboy, "There’s what people say, and there’s reality, and you can’t worry about stuff like that. Do you wish they wouldn’t say certain things? Yeah, you wish.”
Tom's acting career almost ended when tabloids exploded with gossip about his marriage and religious preference and the attention intensified after odd interviews several years ago with Matt Lauer and Oprah Winfrey.
However, the 49-year-old didn't give up explaining, “There comes a point when you just have to go, ‘You know what? Here’s how I’ve lived my life: I’ve never been late to set. I make films I believe in. I feel privileged to be able to do what I love.’ You just have to keep going and remember that.” adding, "The other stuff? I hear it, I read it, I get it. But life is not a matter of trying to prove anything to anybody".
When it comes to Cruise's family he's not afraid to fight back false media claims, “They know I mean it, that if I have to, I will sue,” says Cruise. “You start with a letter saying, ‘Okay, you know it’s not true. Apologize.’”
It's easy to see Tom is very much in love with his wife Katie because when asked about her, he gushes, “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. I don’t know what to say—I’m just happy, and I have been since the moment I met her. What we have is very special.”
Tom also touched on his religious beliefs saying, “What’s interesting is, if I don’t talk about my religion, if I say I’m not discussing it or different humanitarian things I’m working on, they’re like, ‘He’s avoiding it.’ If I do talk about it, it becomes, ‘Oh, he’s proselytizing.’”
Cruise added, “I have respect for what other people believe. 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.”