Cruise says that his Stacee Jaxx makeup has shocked his 6-year-old daughter when she visited him on the set, recalling, 'She was like, 'What is happening to my daddy?' '
Tom Cruise's drastic makeover as a glamrock star in "Rock of Ages" has apparently shocked his little daughter, Suri. The actor, who's usually known for his macho look in his movies, opened up that his 6-year-old daughter was "a little taken aback" by his physical transformation for the musical film.
"When I had the eyeliner on, and the painted nails, she was a little taken aback by that," Tom shared to Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show on Monday, June 11. "She was like, 'What is happening to my daddy?' "
Tom said that his daughter was shocked because she usually saw him in bloody and bruised makeup on the set. "She goes to Kate's set and there's the hair and the makeup and it's a very nice set. Then Suri comes to my sets and she's got to wear a hard helmet and there's explosions going off and Dad's all bloody and bruised!"
During the chat, the husband of Katie Holmes also dished on his approaches when portraying rock god Stacee Jaxx in "Rock of Ages". He said, "I just kind of went around and picked a bunch of different things, then we had to find out what worked for this character."
"We were just playing around with what is the Stacee Jaxx walk, and what is the fame, and I just kept moving," he added. "I'm not a dancer... I had a lot of help and a lot of training. The guns that go down below the belt, the pistols, dragon tattoos and all that stuff."
"It's just kind of what works, you just kind of instinctually find how it evolves and what works for the character. I wanted to play it real, but also we needed the comedy, because he's got to be outrageous, yet I wanted to play it totally straight and have these different moments that evolve."
On his preparation to play the character, Tom explained, "There a certain trends with the headband and different things, where you go that's the 80s style, but in preparing for it I looked at the books that Adam Shankman gave me from the 80s."
"I worked with Justin Theroux and I also called Cameron Crowe. I just wanted to kind of look at the history of rock and roll and I read the Led Zeppelin biographies, the Motley Crue of that time, the books on rock and roll, The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards. I was just trying to immerse myself in the rock and roll world, and just kind of see what their lives are like."
"Rock of Ages" will be released in the United States on June 15. The musical is also supported by Julianne Hough, Malin Akerman, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Mary J. Blige.