We’ve already shown you Tom Cruise‘s bizarre W cover. Now, we’ve got his interview and pics from the inside spread. Believe it or not, both are just as weird as the cover.
In his interview with the mag, Cruise explains that Stacee Jaxx (his character in Rock of Ages, which he recreated for W) seems like a person who would have a best friend baboon:
“After working for weeks on Stacee’s technical skills, I was thinking about the character, and I said, ‘You know what? I need a monkey.’ Adam [Shankman] said, ‘What the fuck are you talking about?’ And I said, ‘I’m serious—I need a monkey. When Stacee’s not onstage, he’s kind of sad.’ And I thought, ‘This guy has to have a monkey that’s his best friend.’ Adam found this baboon. He sent me the baboon’s audition tape, and I said, ‘The baboon’s name has to be Hey Man’. Stacee Jaxx doesn’t work without Hey Man.”
The baboon had to make an audition tape? Sure.
Cruise shows off his tattooed washboard abs in the spread, does his best rocker face, wears black nail polish, and fools around out with Edita Vilkeviciute and Abbey Lee Kershaw. Does anyone else find Kershaw kissing Cruise’s chest and belly button super awkward?
See the whole spread here, and check out the highlights (?) below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.