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6 of Tom Cruise's wackiest soundbites

Hopefully he’ll offer up some more on tonight’s Late Late.

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THIS WEEK, IRELAND got a dangerous dose of Tom Cruise Fever as the man himself graced our shores.

He charmed his way around Dublin promoting his new film Oblivion, stopping off at RTE to record an interview for tonight’s Late Late Show.

So, what kind of thing can we expect from Mr. Cruise this evening?

On the iPad

This week, while speaking to the press about Oblivion, Tom said that the iPad happened as a result of his film, Minority Report.

‘It was interesting with Minority Report because we came up with that ‘scrubbing’ the image [gesture], and that’s how Apple did the iPad. That’s how that came up, which is very cool.’

Really Tom?  We reckon Steve Jobs might have had something to say about that.

You can see him ‘scrubbing’ 36 seconds into this trailer.


On Scientology

‘Some people, well, if they don’t like Scientology, well, then, f**k you. Really. F**k you. Period.’  Rolling Stone, 2004.

You can hear more of Tom’s thoughts on Scientology here, including the fact that if you’re a Scientologist, you can’t drive past an accident because you are the ‘only one who’ll be able to help’.


On Brooke Shields’ Post Natal Depression

Tom doesn’t believe in psychiatry, so he criticised fellow actor Brooke Shields’ use of antidepressants to combat her Post Natal Depression.  He also slagged off her career.

‘Here is a woman, and I care about Brooke Shields because I think she is an incredibly talented woman. You look at, where has her career gone?’

It didn’t go down well, and when he was questioned about it, he went on a proper rant.


On the placenta

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In an interview with GQ while Katie Holmes was pregnant, he spoke about eating the placenta, ‘I’m gonna eat the placenta. I thought that would be good, very nutritious.’

When the journalist was incredulous, he replied, ‘You don’t know placentas, I do. I’ve studied placentas. I know dozens of ways to prepare them. I know what wines go with them. What do you know?’

In fairness, he’s not alone on this one.  Remember the placenta smoothie?

After being squirted

When a member of the press squirted him during an interview on the red carpet, he said ‘You’re a jerk.’

It was a bit of a jerky thing to do, but Tom’s demeanour seemed pretty odd.


On embarrassment

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‘Have you ever gotten the feeling that you aren’t completely embarrassed yet, but you glimpse tomorrow’s embarrassment?’

We can only imagine, Tom.

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