Here you have the full inside article from August issue of Filjap magazine.
Editor’s Note (August 2014)
On Meeting Tom Cruise
When I met Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise at the Japan premiere of his film “Oblivion” last year, I thought it was only a one-time opportunity. In my report, I described it as surreal for the simple reason that he is my ultimate idol.
That experience has taught me a lot of things—representing myself as a Filipino journalist in this foreign land being the most important.
“Come here, come here.” How can I forget this line uttered to me by Tom?
More than a year have passed since that encounter but it feels like it just happened yesterday.
On June 26, we were invited to cover the red carpet premiere of his new sci-fi action movie “All You Need Is Kill,” held at Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo—the same place where I first met him.
I was ecstatic beyond words. I never thought I’d be able to see him again in the flesh.
Together with FilJap Magazine’s perennial photographer Din Eugenio, we covered the event. And just like in all Japanese premieres that we attended, we were the only Japan-based Filipino media present.
“I love you!” were Tom’s first and last words for his excited fans.
“You’re here!” was his verbal acknowledgement when he saw me in the crowd of local and international media.
It’s because of these dreamlike encounters that we came up with the idea of having him on our cover—an act fitted for his charm, humility and kindness.
May this month’s issue bring you one step closer to Japan’s most beloved Hollywood icon Tom Cruise, as this is our way of sharing with all of you the priceless experience I had with him.
Tom and Christopher McQuarrie accepted Hugh Jackman’s nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday. With the movie still a few days away from shooting, Tom said, “Chris and I are also making donations on behalf of every member of our cast and crew who were lucky enough not to be here today.” Tom and Christopher were each doused with eight buckets of ice water.
The fourth annual L.A. EigaFest, running Sept. 12-14 at the Egyptian Theater, will honor Tom with the second annual Japan Cool Content Contribution Award (J3C Award). The award, presented by the Japanese government, honors Hollywood creators and personalities who help bring Japanese content to a worldwide audience.
This is the first time that the J3C Awards will be held in conjunction with L.A. EigaFest. In addition to Tom Cruise, “Edge of Tomorrow” director Doug Liman and “Godzilla” producer Legenday Pictures will be honored at the ceremony, held Sept. 13 at the official residence of the consul general of Japan in Los Angeles.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has revealed the Blu-ray/DVD release date for critically acclaimed Edge of Tomorrow.It will arrive on Blu-ray/DVD combo packs October 7th.
A few cool special features, that you can check out below, will be included on the Blu-ray/DVD combo set including an “Adrenaline Cut.” Whether or not this is an extended cut of the film has yet to be seen.
- Operation Downfall
- Adrenaline Cut
- Storming The Beach
- Weapons Of The Future
- Creatures Not Of This World
- On The Edge With Doug Liman
- Deleted Scenes
Enjoy these pics of Tom with director Guy Ritchie at La Petite Maison restaurant in London yesterday.
We’ve also added pics of Connor leaving Boujis nightclub in London on Monday HERE.