Peter Overton reveals what REALLY happened during his tense interview with Tom Cruise in 2005 – after the Hollywood star lost his temper over a question about ex-wife Nicole Kidman
Peter Overton has spoken of his infamous showdown with Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, which aired on 60 Minutes in 2005.
The veteran journalist, 54, was asked about their tense encounter The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday.
During the sit-down interview 15 years ago, the Mission: Impossible star Overton had said to “put your ways back in.”
‘It was one of those moments’: Peter Overton (pictured) spoke about his infamous interview with Hollywood actor Tom Cruise, which aired on 60 Minutes in 2005
Cruise, 58, was turned on by the reporter when he asked a question about his ex-wife Nicole Kidman, who happens to be Overton’s childhood friend.
The star became frustrated with the line of questions and told Overton that he was ‘stepping over the line’ and ‘putting his ways back’.
Radio host Kyle Sandilands asked, ‘What were you thinking about then? When you get rubbed in front of the camera by Tom Cruise? Do you think to yourself, how do I look respectful, but am I also responsible for the interview? ‘
Intense: During the sit-down interview 15 years ago, the Mission: Impossible star (left) had told Overton (right) to ‘put your ways back in’ after asking a question about Nicole Kidman
In retrospect: The 54-year-old journalist was asked about their tense meeting on The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday. Pictured: Overton with radio host Kyle Sandilands (left)
Overton explained, “I just kept who I am, and I didn’t get angry. He did. And I just stayed true to myself and said it was a fair question. ‘
‘I have no ill will towards Tom. It was one of those moments, ‘he added.
Overton said he tried to smooth things over with Cruise after the interview, but felt somewhat surprised by the whole experience.
“What the hell happened to me?” Overton, who is celebrating 10 years as a newscaster for Channel Nine’s 6pm bulletin, said he tried to smooth things out with Cruise after the interview, but felt somewhat surprised by the whole experience.
“I was sitting there thinking, what the hell happened to me?” he said.
“I said to the producer,” Well, how did that go? ” And I’ll never forget it, he said, “Top five.” Of all 60 Minutes stories, he thinks about the promos, the way they do! ‘
Overton celebrates 10 years as a newsreader for Channel Nine’s 6pm bulletin.
The revered journalist is married to former Studio 10 presenter Jessica Rowe, and the couple share two daughters, Allegra, 13, and Giselle, 11.
Family: Overton is married to former Studio 10 presenter Jessica Rowe, and the couple share two daughters, Allegra, 13, and Giselle, 11 (all pictured)