There's an interview in this month's Empire magazine with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz about their forthcoming action comedy Knight And Day. It's possibly the dullest thing I've read for yonks, and in fact I had to read it in shifts as I literally fell asleep half way through. I had been up past my bedtime the night before so maybe it was my fault, but seriously, Tom 'n' Cam - both of whom The Incredible Suit enjoys watching on screen - could bore for England. If they were English.
Alfred Hitchcock as a reference for Knight And Day, and specifically North By Northwest. Now this is a very dangerous thing to do. If you're going to invite comparisons between your film and what is clearly one of the greatest ever made, you had better be sure you can live up to that promise.
After that Cruise and Diaz ramble incoherently over another three pages about how great each other is, how great making movies is, how great the crew is, how great various legendary actors and directors are, blah blah blah. That's not an interesting interview, that's autopilot actorspeak.
The article's crowning glory, however, is a picture of a handwritten note by Tom Cruise using five words to describe his co-star:
Quite revealing, I think you'll agree. Apparently Cruise finds Diaz talented, wom, furrrig, armnutteal and seriewu2. Now that's a scoop.
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