Tom Cruise has never been afraid to say what’s on his mind as an actor. Because of this, he has had some interview experiences that will be talked about for years to come. He went on a rant about antidepressants, which was the second thing that stood out. One of his most memorable appearances was when he jumped on Oprah’s couch and said he loved Katie Holmes. One was when he went on a rant about it.
Tom Cruise and Brooke Shields, who were both in the movie Endless Love, had a public fight in the early 2000s. Shields was taking antidepressants to treat her postpartum depression at the time, and Cruise criticised her for doing so since he was using Top Gun: Maverick to advance his Scientology ideas. Shields had a part in the movie Endless Love as well. Tom Cruise sat down with Today’s Matt Lauer in 2005 for an interview about his movie War of the Worlds. The interview was broadcast.
But when Lauer brought up Shields and his Scientology beliefs, Cruise and Lauer’s conversation took a sudden turn and became more serious. The actor can’t drink any kind of alcohol because he is a member of the Church of Scientology. When asked about Shields’ use of mind-altering drugs and what he thought about psychiatry, Cruise said, “I’ve never agreed with psychiatry, ever.” I never thought psychiatry was a good idea before I became a Scientologist. As I learned more about the history of psychiatry, I realised why I no longer believed in it.
After he criticised Brooke Shields for taking antidepressants in an Access Hollywood interview, the actor told Today, “As far as the Brooke Shields thing goes, you have to know that I really care about Brooke Shields. I think she is a very unique and talented person. And I know that psychiatry isn’t a real branch of science.”
Cruise then talked about what he knew about the “history of psychiatry” as he tried to explain his views. Later, it came out that Tom Cruise had apologised to Brooke Shields for what he had said about her in a public interview in 2006. Brooke Shields did the interview when she was on Jay Leno’s show.