Reports are going around that in a recent lawsuit deposition, Tom Cruise likened his A-list movie star filming schedule to being a soldier in Afghanistan.
A more thorough review of the exchange reveals that's not really the case.
First and foremost, it was his attorney, not Cruise himself, who first made the comparison between the two. In response, the opposing lawyer asked:
"Your counsel equated your absence from [Suri Cruise] for extended periods of time as being analogous to someone fighting in Afghanistan. Are you aware of that?"
Tom's lawyer objected, then said he could answer. He said, "I didn't hear Afghanistan, but that's what it feels like, and certainly on this last movie, it was brutal."
When he says "it was brutal," Cruise appears to laugh a bit.