Was Katie duping Tom all along?
Jul 11, 2012 / 1:00 pm
The Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes divorce has been one of the top stories over the last week, transcending the world of entertainment into the stuff worthy of hard news. Everyone seems to be trying their best to nail down all the dirty details and to decipher how it all went wrong.
The prevailing school of thought appears to be that Scientology is to blame for the marriage’s dissolution, and I’m sure to a certain extent that’s probably the case. I mean, you can believe what you want to believe – and I support everyone’s right to their beliefs – but I’m just not all that convinced about Scientology as an authentic form of dogma. And that “school” type ship that Tom wanted Suri to attend? Ridiculous. But whatever, that’s beside the point.
The focus of this edition of the Soup is how Katie may end up being the mastermind behind this whole marriage in the first place.
Sure, at first Katie appeared to be yet another in a long line of beards for Tom to sport proudly. And maybe it was authentic, but Tom’s overly enthusiastic demonstration on Oprah’s couch gave off the impression of another good acting job on his part (I will concede that despite his abhorrent personality, Tom Cruise is a fantastic and still underrated actor).
Tom did all the press, while Katie stood by quietly. She lost a lot of weight, came off like a Stepford wife, and then had Suri. As Suri reached the terrible twos, the Cruise marriage looked legit. Maybe we were all wrong, after all. Or were we?
On Tuesday, People ran a story about Katie Holmes and her screenplay. This was no typical, run-of-the-mill screenplay, however, as it deals with a single mom who leaves her husband. What makes this little tidbit even more bad-ass on Katie’s part is the fact that she ran the script by Tommy one night.
From Tom’s recent Playboy interview:
“She is an extraordinary person, and if you spent five minutes with her, you’d see it. Everything she does, she does with this beautiful creativity. When she becomes interested in something, she doesn’t talk about it, she does it. One week I said to her, ‘You’ve been up in the middle of the night. Is everything okay?’ She smiled and then threw this thing on my desk and said, ‘I wrote this script.’ She wanted to try it, and she did.”
Could Katie have planned this all along for the sake of her art? Perhaps she’s had this idea in her head all along: marry Tom Cruise, learn what it’s like to be married to one of Hollywood’s top A-listers, have a child, then move off on her own and see her potential masterpiece being made into a feature film. Stranger things have happened in Hollywood.
If this is in fact the case then kudos to you, Katie, for pulling off one of the most ninja-like moves we’ve seen in a long time. Wouldn’t it be awesome if the inevitably wide-released film does mondo box office and out-Cruises Tom?
Even though they’ve signed the divorce papers, I’m betting that this Tom/Katie saga is FAR from over.
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