Oprah Winfrey has long since replaced her show's couch with a couple of chairs, so Tom Cruise's latest appearance was not exactly what you'd call high-energy.
The fact that his Knight and Day costar Cameron Diaz was along for the ride no doubt helped matters, too.
And while both failed to bring their anecdotal A-game (in fairness, maybe our expectations are just too high in the wake of yesterday's Twilight takeover), they did take time to talk about what is increasingly becoming the most appealing aspect of Cruise: his celebritot daughter, Suri.
More to the point, Suri's style.
As Oprah noted, the 4-year-old is hounded by the tabloids as much as her famous parents are, and it's mostly down to her sartorial expertise.
"She likes to dress herself and wears whatever she wants to wear," Tom said. Even if that means her temporarily controversial "high" heels or seasonal aversion to outerwear.
"She wants to wear it, she wears it…a girl wants to wear what she wants to wear. I'm not gonna tell her different. She's got great taste." Such great taste that she even dresses her daddy.
Well, she may prefer frilly dresses, but it's pretty clear who wears the pants in this family.
As for how the constant daily paparazzi attention may be affecting Suri, Cruise said that he and wife Katie Holmes don't react negatively to the attention, so their daughter, who he describes as a "happy, easy, fun girl," doesn't either.
"She just deals with it. We don't make it a problem. We don't get nervous about it. Katie's a very relaxed person, and you just deal with it."
If only some celebrities could exhibit the same maturity as that 4-year-old.
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