I know that, at one point in time, Playboy was all, “I read it for the articles.” But my impression was that said time had long since passed. So I was a little surprised to see that Tom Cruise, a man who does not give a ton of interviews, did a Q+A for the racy magazine’s June issue. In said interview he does talk about wife Katie Holmes, who he affectionately calls Kate. In fact, Cruise explained to Playboy why he named his P-51 Mustang fighter plane “Kiss Me Kate.” He says, “It covers two things I love most—my wife and movies.”
Oh, but he goes on to say even sweeter things about Holmes.
“She is an extraordinary person,” he says. “Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. When she becomes interested in something, she doesn’t talk about it, she does it. One week I said to her, ‘You’ve been up in the middle of the night. Is everything okay?’ She smiled and then threw this thing on my desk and said, ‘I wrote this script.’ She wanted to try it, and she did. She wanted to try designing clothes, and now her line is wonderful and, to me, an example of how she just creates beautiful things in her life. She has a voice and warmth as an artist, as a mother. She’s funny and charming, and when she walks into the room, I just feel better.”