Cry me a river:
Director Steven Spielberg says the media “punished” Tom Cruise for the actor’s televised, soul-baring declaration of love for Katie Holmes.
But in an interview with Newsweek magazine released on Sunday the director downplayed speculation that the giddy public displays of affection by Cruise, 42, could damage Paramount Picture’s publicity for his upcoming summer release “War of the Worlds.”
The $135 million-spectacle, based on the science-fiction novel by H.G. Wells, opens June 29.
“I was a little upset. I was a little upset,” Spielberg told the magazine, referring to the attention generated by Cruise’s recent appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
“Not at Tom, but at the press for making such a big deal out of a kind of small thing. Tom lost his cool because he was deliriously happy, and now he was being punished for his public display of happiness,” Spielberg said.
He isn’t being punished for his behavior. He is being ridiculed.