And the truth comes out!
Matt Lauer paid a visit to Bravo's Watch What Happens Live! on Wednesday, Jan. 27 — and dished on his infamously awkward 2005 interview with Tom Cruise!
“I was thinking, 'Can I take him in a wrestling match? Could I tackle him on the set?’” the Today co-anchor, 58, told host Andy Cohen of the tense one-on-one.
Matt and Tom on Today in 2005. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Tom, 53, sat down for an interview with Matt on the hit morning show 11 years ago to promote his film, War of Worlds — but the conversation took a wrong turn after Matt asked him about his now ex-wife, Katie Holmes.
Thankfully, Tom and Matt have since made up — and the Today star admitted he actually learned a valuable lesson from his awkward interaction with the Hollywood star. “Even the bad interviews I think you learn from. They make you better,” he said. “If you have a bad experience on the air, you don’t think you’ve done your job or you have an embarrassing moment. I guarantee you’ll work harder the next time not to let it happen again.”