Channel Seven’s David ‘Kochie’ Koch has shared details about his one-on-one encounters with Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise.
According to the Sunrise co-host, who has interviewed the sometimes controversial movie legend many times, Cruise is nothing but a perfect gentlemen.
Whether Cruise was in front of the cameras or behind the scenes, Koch said he found the diminutive action man perfectly charming and polite.
Nice guy! According to Sunrise co-host David ‘Kochie’ Koch, Tom Cruise is nothing but a perfect gentlemen. Picture: Cruise, Koch and Sam Armytage on Sunrise in 2017
The 66-year-old breakfast host made the remarks during an interview with Andrew Bucklow on the I’ve Got News for You podcast.
The TV veteran ranked Cruise with Tom Hanks, Julie Andrews, Hugh Jackman, Eric Bana and Keith Urban among his favourite guest star interviews.
Cruise made world headlines after announcing on Sunrise during an interview with Koch and then co-host Samantha Armytage that his 1986 hit Top Gun would have a sequel.
Four years in the making, Top Gun: Maverick was made at a cost of US $152 million, with Tom repeating his role of Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell from the first film.
Koch said Cruise, 59, was always ‘incredibly polite’ and gave his time to the camera team and everyone else on the set.
Calling the actor ‘charming’, Koch added, ‘He is the politest bloke I’ve ever met.’
Koch did not name names, but compared Cruise favourably to other, more demanding, famous guests he has interviewed.
Polite and charming: The TV veteran ranked Cruise with Tom Hanks, Julie Andrews, Hugh Jackman, Eric Bana and Keith Urban among his favourite guest star interviews. Picture: Cruise in Japan on the red carpet for Top Gun: Maverick premiere in Japan
He said these celebrity’s can be a ‘pain’ because they want to change the seating, ‘to get their good side.’
Some stars Koch has interviewed can be aloof or snooty, but not Cruise.
‘He’s always on point.’ Koch gushed. ‘He’s got lots of energy.’
Scoop: Cruise made world headlines after announcing on Sunrise during an interview with Koch and then co-host Samantha Armytage that his 1986 hit Top Gun would have a sequel
Koch revealed Cruise is very fond of Australia and that the star, famous for doing his own stunts, first learned to fly a helicopter while shooting Mission: Impossible 2 in Sydney in 1999.
Cruise has attracted controversy with the press over the decades, mostly due to his combative responses to questions about his relationships and involvement with Scientology.
In 2005, Cruise lashed out at Tom Overton during a 60 Minutes interview after the journalist had asked him about co-parenting with Nicole Kidman.
Cruise and Kidman were married in 1990 and divorced in 2001 and share two adopted children – Isabella Jane, 30, and Connor Antony, 27.
Cruise told Overton the question was ‘stepping over the line.’
Gentleman: Koch said Cruise, 59, was always ‘incredibly polite’ and gave his time to the camera team and everyone else on the set
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