Daniel Radcliffe Instantly Regretted After Mocking Tom Cruise Infront of Ex-wife Katie Holmes: “I got very, very paranoid that night”

Daniel Radcliffe Instantly Regretted After Mocking Tom Cruise Infront of Ex-wife Katie Holmes: "I got very, very paranoid that night"

Daniel Radcliffe is among the most influential actors who gained global prominence at quite an early age due to his titular role in the famous Harry Potter film series. He also went on to explore several other projects to expand his portfolio however along the way, he made a slight mistake which he regretted quite sooner. It was none other than mocking the popular action star, Tom Cruise.

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The actor back in 2011 starred in the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. This project was supposed to give a change to his usual wizard style but ended up doing something unexpected in front of Tom Cruise’s ex-Katie Holmes.

Daniel Radcliffe Had an Awkward Encounter With Katie Holmes

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Daniel Radcliffe in an interview with Access opened up about having an awkward encounter with Tom Cruise‘s ex-wife, Katie Holmes during his Broadway musical. In his revival musical, he did a certain performance by imitating the Top Gun actor’s infamous couch jump scene.

However, his fun moment turned into regret when he heard that his then-wife was in the audience seat to witness the revival theatrical show.


“I got very, very paranoid that night because she was in the audience and I did it and the audience reaction wasn’t nearly as much as it normally is and I was like, ‘Oh man, they all know she’s here’ and they’re like, ‘Wow, this is really awkward!’”

However, it was “good” in the end. While he became “paranoid” on hearing her presence in the audience, he was happy that his audience enjoyed the act. However, Cruise’s couch act was the major highlight for a while.

What Was Tom Cruise’s Infamous Couch Jump Incident?

Tom Cruise jumping on the couch at The Oprah Winfrey Show
Tom Cruise jumping on the couch at The Oprah Winfrey Show

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Back in 2005, the Mission: Impossible star made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show and left out becoming an Internet joke. At the time, he declared his love for his then-girlfriend and future wife on national television but in a unique way.

He jumped on Oprah’s couch before Oprah said, “He’s gone. He’s gone. The boy is gone.”


The whole drama continued to stay in the limelight for years making the biggest star of Hollywood become the biggest Internet joke at the time.

As for the A-lister’s relationship, they quickly fell for each other, got engaged, and even welcomed their first kid, Suri in 2006. Soon after their daughter’s arrival, they decided to tie the knot the same year. However, their relationship ended in 2012. After their split, Holmes received full custody of their daughter, meanwhile, Cruise got visitation rights.


Source: Access


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