Tom Cruise stalked Marlin Brando. Katie Holmes vogued like Madonna. The celebrity couple shares a few anecdotes—and thoughts about acting, parenthood, and the paparazzi—in separate interviews with the New York Times T Magazine. Cruise also reflects on his fame, his “perfect” image, and the fear of losing it all. Holmes, currently starring on Broadway, cops to playing with Barbies a little too long.
“Whatever the perception is of me, that’s not my reality,” Cruise says. “I see myself as a father, a husband, an actor. Every day I make the choice to engage in life.” Holmes feels equally misconstrued. “There’s a misperception about me that I just became this wallflower, this woman who doesn’t have any control of her life,” she says. “And that’s pretty wrong.”