With a new movie coming out on June 15, ‘Rock of Ages’ star Tom Cruise is embarking upon the promotional trail and his first stop is Playboy. In the issue, Tom gets quite candid about the rumours that have plagued him for years, his controversial religious beliefs and how addressing either only serves to work against him. Does refuting things help? Not really,” he tells Playboy. “There comes a point when you just have to go, ‘You know what? Here’s how I’ve lived my life: I’ve never been late to a set. I make films I believe in. I feel privileged to be able to do what I love.’ You just have to keep going and remember that.” As for why Tom sued various people and outlets (like England’s Daily Express) over unfounded allegations he dated women for ulterior motives, he says, “You start with a letter saying, ‘Okay, you know it’s not true. Apologise.’ But with certain ones you have to go, ‘Okay, you crossed a line, and now you have the attention of my lawyers.’ When it involves your kids, you have to go, ‘Here’s the line.’ They know I mean it, that if I have to, I will sue. But life is not a matter of trying to prove anything to anybody.” Cruise also revealed that the presence of his wife Katie Holmes makes him feel better. The actor also discussed his behaviour early in the couple’s relationship. “When she walks into the room, I just feel better,” he said. The 49-year-old had made headlines for infamously jumping on Oprah Winfrey’s couch and lambasting Brooke Shields for taking anti-depressants. As for the rumour mill constantly spinning on himself and Holmes, the ‘Mission Impossible’ star said that he has learned to not pay attention. “There’s a separation between what’s happening versus what people say. This is something I learned growing up, moving and always being the new kid. Life is not a matter of trying to prove anything to anybody,” he added.