AceShowbiz - Before he became a devout Scientologist, Tom Cruise was once a young good-looking guy who enjoyed sex despite his "clean" image. Curtis Armstrong, who starred alongside Cruise in 1982's "Risky Business", shares in his upcoming memoir "Revenge of the Nerd, Armstrong" how his opinion on his co-star changed while working with him.
Armstrong recalls that when he first met Cruise, the actor "made straight arrows look like corkscrews." "Tom wasn't f***ing around," he writes, before adding, "Actually, I take that back. He was." Armstrong claims in addition to his "intense affair" with the film's female lead Rebecca De Mornay, the self-identified born-again Christian hooked up with other girls.
Armstrong remembers Cruise declining an offer to grab drinks at a bar because he still had tasks to do, including reading the Bible, before going to bed. But "returning late one night, I found three or four young girls - late teens, I suspect - lined up in the hall outside of Tom's room," Armstrong writes.
"I remember thinking, 'Tom's going to be really upset if these hot girls interfere with his Bible reading.' So I asked them, with all the stern gravitas of my 28 years, if there was something I could do to help them," he continues.
"They just stared at me, and at that moment, Tom's door opened and another girl came out, adjusting her hair and taking off down the hall, while the first girl in line slipped into Tom's room. This was a young man who knew something about time management and understood how to successfully juggle Bible study and blow jobs. I went to bed alone that night thinking it served me right for not being religious."
Thus, it baffled Armstrong that there was rumors saying Cruise was gay. "If Cruise's unprecedented success was a surprise to me, the perpetual rumors regarding his sexual orientation were utterly mystifying. At least at that time, there was no question which side of that particular fence Tom stood on," he shares.