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Tom Cruise rolls into Toronto to promote new film ‘Valkyrie’

TORONTO — There were no bombshells, no bizarre meltdowns and no berating of interviewers Monday as Tom Cruise did a series of TV appearances to promote “Valkyrie,” which opens on Christmas Day in the heart of Oscar-contention season.

Cruise’s star power began fizzling out after his infamous couch jumping on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2005 and a combative interview with “The Today Show” host Matt Lauer that touched on the legitimacy of antidepressants and psychiatry.

But Cruise is attempting to get back atop Hollywood’s A-List with his new movie, and scheduled a two-day gauntlet of media interviews in an attempt to build buzz and charm back his old fans.

It was a very cool and collected – and on message – Cruise who appeared on the set of CBC’s “The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos.”

Hinting at the interviews with Winfrey and Lauer, the star told Stroumboulopoulos he’s learned from past mistakes.

“You just go ‘OK, (I) could have handled things better’ and you just learn from it and move on,” he said in the interview, which will air on Tuesday night at 11 p.m, and 11:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“I think that that’s all you can do. And just focus and take care of the family and take care of my work.”

Cruise told Stroumboulopoulos he no longer answers queries about his Scientology background, explaining: “I just said, ‘That’s it, no more, go to the (Scientology) website.”‘

From the CBC, Cruise was delivered to the studios of MuchMusic for another chat, and was then scheduled to visit MTV an hour later. On Tuesday he was to continue working the TV press circuit with an appearance on CTV’s “ETalk.”

The string of interviews come at a time when bad press is dogging “Valkyrie,” in which Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, a German officer who led a plot during the Second World War to assassinate Adolf Hitler. It’s based on true-life events.

“Valkyrie” is being seen by many industry observers as a litmus test of Cruise’s future viability as a bankable star, but his attempts to revive his career with the Second World War drama have not been easy.

The making of “Valkyrie” attracted controversy when it was reported the German government did not allow filmmakers to shoot in certain locations because of Cruise’s religion.

The film’s release date has been bounced around and is now being positioned to make it a possible Oscar contender.

There have also been reports that test audiences reacted coolly to the image of Cruise wearing an eye patch – because his character loses an eye and a hand in battle – and new trailers show the actor without the facial accessory.

But Cruise still has many diehard fans like 23-year-old Carey Wass, who attending the CBC taping wearing a personalized T-shirt emblazoned with, “I’m a Tom Cruisader.”

“I just respect the man so much that I worship him,” he said of his obsession with the actor. “I think there’s been a fall from grace but I know he’ll come back to the top.”

Source: The Canadian Press

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Tom Cruise rolls into Toronto to promote new film ‘Valkyrie’

TORONTO — There were no bombshells, no bizarre meltdowns and no berating of interviewers Monday as Tom Cruise did a series of TV appearances to promote “Valkyrie,” which opens on Christmas Day in the heart of Oscar-contention season.

Cruise’s star power began fizzling out after his infamous couch jumping on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2005 and a combative interview with “The Today Show” host Matt Lauer that touched on the legitimacy of antidepressants and psychiatry.

But Cruise is attempting to get back atop Hollywood’s A-List with his new movie, and scheduled a two-day gauntlet of media interviews in an attempt to build buzz and charm back his old fans.

It was a very cool and collected – and on message – Cruise who appeared on the set of CBC’s “The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos.”

Hinting at the interviews with Winfrey and Lauer, the star told Stroumboulopoulos he’s learned from past mistakes.

“You just go ‘OK, (I) could have handled things better’ and you just learn from it and move on,” he said in the interview, which will air on Tuesday night at 11 p.m, and 11:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“I think that that’s all you can do. And just focus and take care of the family and take care of my work.”

Cruise told Stroumboulopoulos he no longer answers queries about his Scientology background, explaining: “I just said, ‘That’s it, no more, go to the (Scientology) website.”‘

From the CBC, Cruise was delivered to the studios of MuchMusic for another chat, and was then scheduled to visit MTV an hour later. On Tuesday he was to continue working the TV press circuit with an appearance on CTV’s “ETalk.”

The string of interviews come at a time when bad press is dogging “Valkyrie,” in which Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, a German officer who led a plot during the Second World War to assassinate Adolf Hitler. It’s based on true-life events.

“Valkyrie” is being seen by many industry observers as a litmus test of Cruise’s future viability as a bankable star, but his attempts to revive his career with the Second World War drama have not been easy.

The making of “Valkyrie” attracted controversy when it was reported the German government did not allow filmmakers to shoot in certain locations because of Cruise’s religion.

The film’s release date has been bounced around and is now being positioned to make it a possible Oscar contender.

There have also been reports that test audiences reacted coolly to the image of Cruise wearing an eye patch – because his character loses an eye and a hand in battle – and new trailers show the actor without the facial accessory.

But Cruise still has many diehard fans like 23-year-old Carey Wass, who attending the CBC taping wearing a personalized T-shirt emblazoned with, “I’m a Tom Cruisader.”

“I just respect the man so much that I worship him,” he said of his obsession with the actor. “I think there’s been a fall from grace but I know he’ll come back to the top.”

Source: The Canadian Press

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Headline, Industry News

Tom Cruise rolls into Toronto to promote new film ‘Valkyrie’

TORONTO — There were no bombshells, no bizarre meltdowns and no berating of interviewers Monday as Tom Cruise did a series of TV appearances to promote “Valkyrie,” which opens on Christmas Day in the heart of Oscar-contention season.

Cruise’s star power began fizzling out after his infamous couch jumping on the “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 2005 and a combative interview with “The Today Show” host Matt Lauer that touched on the legitimacy of antidepressants and psychiatry.

But Cruise is attempting to get back atop Hollywood’s A-List with his new movie, and scheduled a two-day gauntlet of media interviews in an attempt to build buzz and charm back his old fans.

It was a very cool and collected – and on message – Cruise who appeared on the set of CBC’s “The Hour With George Stroumboulopoulos.”

Hinting at the interviews with Winfrey and Lauer, the star told Stroumboulopoulos he’s learned from past mistakes.

“You just go ‘OK, (I) could have handled things better’ and you just learn from it and move on,” he said in the interview, which will air on Tuesday night at 11 p.m, and 11:30 p.m. in Newfoundland and Labrador.

“I think that that’s all you can do. And just focus and take care of the family and take care of my work.”

Cruise told Stroumboulopoulos he no longer answers queries about his Scientology background, explaining: “I just said, ‘That’s it, no more, go to the (Scientology) website.”‘

From the CBC, Cruise was delivered to the studios of MuchMusic for another chat, and was then scheduled to visit MTV an hour later. On Tuesday he was to continue working the TV press circuit with an appearance on CTV’s “ETalk.”

The string of interviews come at a time when bad press is dogging “Valkyrie,” in which Cruise plays Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, a German officer who led a plot during the Second World War to assassinate Adolf Hitler. It’s based on true-life events.

“Valkyrie” is being seen by many industry observers as a litmus test of Cruise’s future viability as a bankable star, but his attempts to revive his career with the Second World War drama have not been easy.

The making of “Valkyrie” attracted controversy when it was reported the German government did not allow filmmakers to shoot in certain locations because of Cruise’s religion.

The film’s release date has been bounced around and is now being positioned to make it a possible Oscar contender.

There have also been reports that test audiences reacted coolly to the image of Cruise wearing an eye patch – because his character loses an eye and a hand in battle – and new trailers show the actor without the facial accessory.

But Cruise still has many diehard fans like 23-year-old Carey Wass, who attending the CBC taping wearing a personalized T-shirt emblazoned with, “I’m a Tom Cruisader.”

“I just respect the man so much that I worship him,” he said of his obsession with the actor. “I think there’s been a fall from grace but I know he’ll come back to the top.”

Source: The Canadian Press

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