Tom Cruise is going to grace the cover of the April 9th issue of Parade magazine in what's said to be a very revealing interview. At first I was like, "Oh! Parade! I gotta get that!" and then realized I was confusing Parade with the glossy movie magazine "Premiere." Parade, mind you, is that crappy entertainment magazine insert stuck in with your Sunday newspaper. Egh. So, ET online is scooping some things that Cruise talked about, specifically his childhood and his relationship with his father. I look forward to reading the entire interview, but from these quotes it helps you understand how Tom could have embraced the seduction of Scientology the way he did. It's actually kinda sad.
"I had no really close friend," he reveals in the April 9th edition of Parade magazine. "I was always the new kid with the wrong shoes, the wrong accent. I didn't have the friend to share things with and confide in." Tom reveals that his father was also someone he was unable to turn to. "He was a bully and a coward," he says frankly. "He was the person where, if something goes wrong, they kick you." The headline-making celebrity says the poor treatment actually taught him a lot. "It was a great lesson in my life -- how he'd lull you in, make you feel safe and then, bang!" he says (TW sidebar: um, hello? Scientology anyone?). "For me it was like, 'There's something wrong with this guy. Don't trust him. Be careful around him.' There's that anxiety." Despite their tumultuous relationship, Tom says he did see his father one last time -- after a 10-year estrangement -- while he was terminally ill. "He was in the hospital dying of cancer, and he would only meet me on the basis that I didn't ask him anything about the past," he says. "When I saw him in pain, I thought, 'What a lonely life.' He was in his late 40s. It was sad."
Source: ET Online