“Rock of Ages” actor Tom Cruise appears on the most recent cover of W Magazine in character as musician Stacee Jaxx. Cruise flaunts serious abs and bad lifestyle choices in the accompanying editorial and talks to W about his interpretation of the rock legend.
“I didn’t want to imitate all these other rock stars,” said Cruise. “He had to be unique. If the audience doesn’t immediately buy into his absolute greatness, there’s no movie journey. Without that, you have nothing. Kate loves musicals. She sings and dances, and we kind of went through the history of musicals together. And Suri loved ‘Hairspray.’ I thought Adam Shankman did a great job directing the movie, so I arranged to meet him and said, ‘Where’s our musical?’ He came back and said, ‘Rock of Ages.’ We went and saw it in L.A., and for me, I didn’t know how to play the character like that. I had to find my own Stacee Jaxx.”
Check out the gallery below to see more of Tom Cruise’s interpretation of Stacee Jaxx.