Tom Cruise Struck Out Three Times Before Landing Katie Holmes

March 10th, 2008 // 16 Comments

Now this is something of an old story that has been kicked around since we first heard about it in the summer of 2005. Marc Headley is a former Scientologist who used to help produce promotional films (like this little gem) for the organization has spoken to the News of the World about the rumor that Tom Cruise had a list of female Hollywood A-listers he was hoping to meet after his break-up from Penelope Cruz.

Headley said that Tom went to the head of Scientology, David Miscavige, looking for help in finding his next female companion. A casting call was then held, informing potential candidates, “There’s an upcoming Tom Cruise movie you might get a part in. Come for an audition.”

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Although a number of Scientologist actresses like Sofia Milos (CSI: Miami) and Erika Christensen (Traffic) were considered, ultimately Tom had his heart set on higher-profile actresses in their 20s. The dream list created included (in order of preference) Jennifer Garner, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba. The theory that Jennifer Garner was Tom’s number one pick is a sentiment that is also echoed in Andrew Morton’s tell-all book about the star, which claims that Tom once unsuccessfully tried to hit on the Alias star.

According to Marc, “Jennifer and Jessica didn’t bite but Scarlett took the bait and came in for an audition. When she arrived and found out it was the Scientology Center in Hollywood, she freaked out and didn’t do a tape…” Smart girl.

Ultimately, Marc says that Katie Holmes was selected because she had once professed having a crush on the A-list movie star and Marc said of their first meeting, “The moment he meets her, he’s enthralled with her and [Tom] told Miscavige later, ‘I knew immediately she was the one.’”

Ah, how romantic. This story is about a pumpkin and a glass slipper away from being a real-life fairy tale.

By Lisa Timmons
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  1. Girl Friday

    I once heard about this on ClosetedMillionaires dot com. I heard he had a profile on there. You should check it out!

    I HATE SPAM

  2. T-Bone

    So Tom thought he could just pick and choose his new Stepford wife, like picking stuff from a catalog??? UGH — he freaks me out. Gone are the days of Risky Business and The Color of Money, when I found him somewhat charming.

  3. Enid

    To we gossip whores, this is old news, indeed.

    I also believe it is absolutely true.

  4. emma

    Of course he immediately knew Katie was the one – by all accounts, she is the only one that showed up and was willing.

  5. cari

    to think that I and probably millions of girls/young women loved him as maverick. Could you even imagine Maverick as a scientologist? He would just take some vitamins to deal with the trama of his partner’s death. And when the migs attacked-instead of shooting, giving them a recruitment speech. NOOOOOOOOOOOO

  6. Applespice

    Yeah, Tom’s all creepy to me.

    I want to know why he’s always holding Katie by the wrist lately. She looks so lost in all the photos where he is as well…

    I miss the old Katie.

  7. ginger

    but the freaks did make one damn cute baby.
    go figure

  8. denise

    f-r-e-a-k-y.

  9. no cult forme

    I miss the old Katie too.
    I don’t think he’d be able to pay me enough to join his (hmmm whats the right word) world/religion.

  10. Dr Doug

    At one time (Top Gun) I thought Cruise was a fun movie-lite actor. But over the course of a year he just got really, really creepy and there’s something about his creepiness that overshadows all his work now. Weird…

    I also used to think Katie Holmes was absolutely adorable. Now she’s quite the fashionista and looks model-like attractive but she’s lost the quality she once had… Oh, she’s also lost her career and will NEVER regain it as long as she’s with him.

  11. Dr Doug

    At one time (Top Gun) I thought Cruise was a fun movie-lite actor. But over the course of a year he just got really, really creepy and there’s something about his creepiness that overshadows all his work now. Weird…

    I also used to think Katie Holmes was absolutely adorable. Now she’s quite the fashionista and looks model-like attractive but she’s lost the quality she once had… Oh, she’s also lost her career and will NEVER regain it as long as she’s with him.

  12. Dr Doug

    At one time (Top Gun) I thought Cruise was a fun movie-lite actor. But over the course of a year he just got really, really creepy and there’s something about his creepiness that overshadows all his work now. Weird…

    I also used to think Katie Holmes was absolutely adorable. Now she’s quite the fashionista and looks model-like attractive but she’s lost the quality she once had… Oh, she’s also lost her career and will NEVER regain it as long as she’s with him.

  13. Dr Doug

    Sorry, didn’t mean to re-post.

  14. Anonymous

    If this is really true…it’s seriously creepy. I’ve been a very big fan of Tom’s thru the years. The guy is not chopped liver in the looks department. Why would he need any help, especially from a little wimp like Miscavige?? This whole thing just keeps getting more weird.

  15. anon

    this is absolutely true – I heard this years ago from someone close to his camp. she was targeted, as were the others, and Katie was seduced by the power and fame. not hard to figure out.

  16. Kelly

    This relationship has always seemed fake, right from the beginning…why do some people not see it?

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