Tom Cruise went on the Today Show with Matt Lauer this morning for the first time since the two clashed in 2005, when Tom got his panties in a bunch and ranted about the evils of psychology and antidepressants. This time around, the two kissed and made up. Lauer repeatedly lauded Cruise’s 25-year career and Tom gazed humbly at the ground while answering questions. (The result of P.R. coaching, we wonder?) The most noteworthy moment of the interview came when Tom was asked to describe the reaction he received to his Today Show appearance in 2005.
It was, um, er, uh, we think, uh, incoherent, to say the least: Here’s the literal transcription:
Uh. You know I mean it was. And I went back and I looked at it. And I thought, you know. It was … it was interesting. And I think that, yeah, I kind of thought … at first you go how or why? And I thought about it a lot, obviously. And I. It was, uh, a subject matter that’s important and now it’s something that’s being debated in the public and that’s where it should be. But after looking at it I really thought … you know, it’s not what I had intended. I thought … in looking at myself I thought that … uh … I came across, as arrogant.
Bravo, Tom. You got it out.