Looks like Mr. Cruise is trying to appear human recently. He casually joked about eating his babies umbilical cord, playing it down, though not so convincingly. I have a feeling he will be at Katie Holmes bedside spooning in forkfulls of afterbirth. Then he will take a few bites and get a dreamy look in his eye, Katie will follow suit under pressure from the scientologist overlord taking in the whole scene to ensure Cruise does it right.
He also insisted that the "silent birth" was for the benefit of the mother, as if onlookers are the ones who generally scream during childbirth.
Cruise plays down 'placenta plan'
Cruise stars in Mission Impossible III, due out in May. Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has played down reports that he plans to eat the placenta of his new baby.
The War of the Worlds star was quoted in GQ magazine saying he thought the placenta and umbilical cord would be "very nutritious".
But in a subsequent interview with Diane Sawyer on US television, he made light of the comments.
"Yeah, we're going to do that - a whole family thing. Isn't that normal and natural? No, we're not eating it."
One point where agreement is reached between Night Planet and the best fighter pilot/race car driver/bartender/ladies man is on the subject of aliens, which he believes in. Not a surprise coming from a scientolgist I suppose, but I'm glad to have at least some common ground here.
Actor Tom Cruise has admitted that he believes in aliens, saying it would be "arrogant" to think that extra-terrestrial beings did not exist.
The War of the Worlds star told a German newspaper he did not believe humans were alone in the universe.
When asked by tabloid daily Bild whether that meant he believed in aliens, Cruise said: "Yes, of course."