Tom Cruise's much-touted return the Today show was more lovefest than showdown.
However, this morning, Cruise immediately attempted to make amends for his previous visit.
"After looking at it, I really thought, you know, it's not what I had intended," he said. "In looking at it, I thought I came across as arrogant. It's one of those things you go, 'OK, I could have handled that a lot better.' I didn't communicate it the way that I wanted to communicate it. And also, that's not who I am. That's not the person that I am."
The host later asked the actor about his decision not to talk about Scientology. Cruise said it's not that he won't talk about it, but "there's a time and place for it."
Tension between Lauer and the Top Gunner was nonexistent. In fact, the morning-show king claimed "there was no animosity there" immediately following the fateful interview. The segment even showed a clip of the pair hugging at a Friars Roast.
Cruise returns to the morning show Wednesday with Valkyrie director Bryan Singer. Perhaps we'll see a little more action from the actioner.