Tom Cruise Talks ‘Rock of Ages’

The actor reveals he was inspired by his wife Katie Holmes to take on the role of Stacee Jaxx in Adam Shankman’s musical.

Tom Cruise discusses the musical Rock of Ages
Tom Cruise discusses the musical Rock of Ages
The Warner Bros. musical Rock of Ages is currently in post-production, a movie which features actor Tom Cruise belting out rock tunes as singer Stacee Jaxx. It turns out Tom Cruise was inspired to take on the role by his wife, Katie Holmes, who is also somewhat responsible for the actor's memorable dancing scene at the end of Tropic Thunder. Here's what Tom Cruise had to say below.

"I had started dancing because I was inspired by my wife. She kept saying, 'You've got to do a musical sometime.' Kate's a dancer, so she would say, 'Let's go to dance class,' and she would take us and that's how I kind of came up with the idea of Les Grossman doing hip-hop. And then to take it to this level with this? It was really fun."

Tom Cruise also talked about working with director Adam Shankman and how his years of stunt training helped with the dance choreography for Rock of Ages.

"I was working on it when I was finishing Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and I was singing five hours a day and I was dancing five hours a day. Adam said, 'Look, we're going to have a lot of fun,' and we really did.... I did six months preparing for the movie, and all my stunt training and all of those years doing that, it helped me with the choreography."

Rock of Ages was released June 15th, 2012 and stars Diego Boneta, Dakota Sage Grant, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Matt Sullivan, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Erica Frene. The film is directed by Adam Shankman.

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  1. skywise

    @pjwolsker ya, thers one born every minute...thats what my grandfather used to say;

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Pjwolsker

    @skywise ha about @Susan-Royer ? that pic is messed up

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  3. Rufio


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  4. Rufio

    brin on the trailer!

    3 years agoby @rufioFlag

  5. skywise

    @pjwolsker i had something snarky to say but....its kind of sad when i think about it.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. Pjwolsker

    ha this is going to be awesome.. @Susan-Royer what the f*ck is up with your picture?

    3 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  7. Josh

    I'm always excited for a new Tom Cruise movie.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  8. CelluloidDreams!

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  9. CelluloidDreams


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  10. Basquat

    This could very well become the unintentionally funniest movie ever made

    3 years agoby @basquatFlag

  11. Corey W.

    This will be a hilarious. Its a comedy, right?

    3 years agoby @coreyFlag

  12. Ghostman

    @bawnian-dexeus It's going to be goddam awesome!

    3 years agoby @ghostmanFlag

  13. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Yup, still funny

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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