Tom Cruise would "love" his two year old daughter SURI to follow in his and Katie Holmes' acting footsteps.
Cruise insists the tot will be able to choose whatever path she follows in life; but he admits he would be thrilled if she developed a passion for acting.
The Top Gun star says, "She can be whatever she wants. All my kids (can do) whatever they want to do in life. When I was growing up, I always wanted to travel the world. I wanted to not just be enveloped by different cultures, but learn about their history and how they do things. And thats how I raise my kids - so that they have full exposure to the world, and all different kinds of ideas and possibilities so that they can make choices themselves.
"Id love it (if she wanted to act). Acting is work that I love. I love to create life and give energy, create characters and create stories. Its a lot of fun."
Whatever she chooses, Cruise vows he and Holmes will pressure Suri - as well as her elder brother Connor, 13, and sister Bella, 15 - to pursue her ambitions with aggression.
He adds, "I do have a thing - if you want to do it, really do it. Dont be passive about it."