Cruise Insists He Was 'Restrained' During Psychiatry Tv Battle
LATEST: Hollywood star TOM CRUISE insists he was "restrained" and "wasn't p**sed" during his infamous TV interview with US host MATT LAUER, when he claimed to know the history of psychiatry. The TOP GUN star demonstrated his Scientologist beliefs when he blasted psychology and psychiatry on the TODAY show, and criticised the use of prescription of anti-depressants. During a promotional interview for his film WAR OF THE WORLDS last June (05), Lauer turned the subject to Cruise's recent bashing of actress BROOKE SHIELDS, who revealed she sought medical help to overcome postpartum depression after the birth of her first child. As Lauer argued the benefits of anti-depressants, Cruise fired back, "You don't know the history of psychiatry. I do." After Lauer said he knew attention-deficit disorder sufferers who had been helped by Ritalin, Cruise fumed, "You're glib. You don't even know what Ritalin is." Speaking to the May (05) issue of GQ magazine, Cruise insists he wasn't angry and managed to control his strong emotions on the subject. He says, "I thought I was pretty restrained. I've been p**sed off about things, believe me. I thought it was a terrific interview. I wasn't p**sed; I just was intense on wanting to communicate."