Cruise Defends Couch Antics In New Oprah Interview

by | 04 May 2008

Tom Cruise has defended his infamous couch-jumping appearance on The Oprah Winfrey show in a new interview with the US chat-show host.

The Hollywood actor was widely ridiculed in 2005 when he repeatedly jumped on Oprah's couch and pumped his fist in an exuberant profession of his love for then fiancée Katie Holmes.

But in Friday's interview, the second part of which will be shown on US TV on Monday, the 45-year-old said he would not go back in time to change his actions.

"That was a moment, and it was real, and I don't know if I would [do it differently]," he said.

"I really don't."

But in the interview, recorded at the Colorado home he shares with Holmes and their two-year-old daughter Suri, he admitted regretting his apparent criticism of the medicated treatment of depression in comments made in the weeks after his original Oprah interview.

"When you look at something, it's an individual's right to make a decision on what they're going to do with their life," he said.

Cruise also defended his Scientology faith to the chat-show host and insisted it allowed for the "respect [of] the religious beliefs of others".

And he laughed off rumours his marriage was a publicity stunt and that Suri, two, was not his daughter.


04/05/2008 08:23:19


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