In an interview with Playboy magazine, Tom Cruise talked about his role in "Rock of ages" and how the singer received the approval of the group Def Leppard. Excerpts from the interview read below.
- July 3 you will be 50. At this age, most men suffer from indigestion, bald, and monitor pressure. How do you manage to look almost twice younger then your age years?
"Honestly, no idea (laughs). I work. I'm always with my family. Train a lot, a little sleep. Toil, in a word."
- You do not even have wrinkles, unlike your peers. You do plastic surgery, or maybe just going to?
- "I do not do and do not intend to."
- What does this line mean to you?
"When I played in "Rebound", my first movie I remember lying in a hotel room at night, thinking about how I like my job. I wanted to shoot from 4 years old, and therefore hoped that, if I'm lucky in a "Rebound", maybe I could do it all my life. Approaching 50, I still do it. July 3, I'll be in Iceland on the set. My family, my wife - they understand me. I spent most of many birthdays on the set, they were all excellent. "
- What have you learned since then, as you passed 20?
"I have always adhered to some values. Family to me means a lot. When I'm on the set, all come to me. When Katie is working, I and the children are with her. We are always together. And I'm always with my mom and sisters. I've always wanted to be a father, husband. I have a good labor education - I worked part time, from eight years: clipped lawns, collecting fallen leaves, sign and send greeting cards for Easter and Christmas. "
- Did you go from house to house, offering your services?
"Yes, I did it in Canada and Kentucky. I was brought up by women, the mother had to pay the bills herself. We all contributed. Therefore, the work is so important to me."
"As far as I can remember, I wanted to ride a motorcycle and racing cars. I wanted to play on them all sorts of jumps and other tricks. Every birthday, I would like to receive as a gift only a motorcycle. When I turned 12, I bought it for myself."
- How difficult is it to learn to do somersaults on a motorcycle in 12 years?
"It is very difficult (laughs). I am also one that is not taught. Many times I broke up because I love to drive fast. And all sorts of other tricks done. When we lived in Canada, I was doing gymnastics and usually did a somersault, jumping straight from the roof. I found the highest point on the roof and tried to figure, before landing in a snowdrift. "
- You were still the fruit!
"Yes, (laughs). I usually invited to such representations neighborhood kids and my sisters. Sisters have always said the same words: "Tommy, you break the death, and the mother will kill you!" Of course, I broke the legs and the nose" .
- In addition to broken limbs, what was the outcome of your experiments?
"I learned that even in tough times you have a choice - to allow circumstances to take the upper hand over you, or to defeat them by yourself. My choice - learn to cope with them."
- It has some relation to those tricks that you perform in the movies?
"I always train very hard. In order for the "Last Samurai" wield a sword and do it in rough terrain and it does not dislocate my knee, I trained for a year for six hours, seven days a week. Same thing I do for the "Rock of ages" - five hours a day learning to sing and three hours - to dance. "
- Did you know that you can sing of "Rock of ages"?
"I knew I could hold a note. I sang in clubs when I was 14, and in the choir in high school. But I never took voice lessons. Nobody ever taught me how to use my voice."
- How do you develop a voice for singing in stadiums?
"This man was an opera singer, and he taught me how to control my voice. This is similar to the mastery of an unfamiliar sport, or getting used to the new role. I had to figure out how to pass air through the vocal cords and in what place in the chest and head to direct it. These need to perform exercises daily to strengthen my voice. "
- The first song you sang before a crowd was Pour Some Sugar on Me, and the musicians of the group Def Leppard were on a set and watching you. Feel the pressure?
- Your character is hard to take seriously. It is ridiculously dissolute, and his only friend - a baboon.
"He's a slave of rock 'n' roll. When he was on stage, he gives it the whole himself. Beyond its emotional relationship he is looking pretty strange ways, and here begins the comedy."