London, July 8: Tom Cruise's former personal manager, Eileen Berlin, has revealed that the actor used to walk around her house in a little G-string strap.
Berlin became the actor's surrogate mother and mentor when he was on the cusp of fame.
Berlin, now 77, ran a New York film and theatrical management agency with her late husband and met Cruise some three years later, after he dropped his surname and made acting his calling instead.
Carrying a guitar and a duffle bag stuffed with a few possessions, Cruise moved into the manager's Manhattan apartment for three months after he signed up with her company. In 1981, he signed the contract for his breakthrough action film, 'Taps.'
Berlin arranged for him to pose for publicity portraits. In one of them, dressed in tight jeans and a tank top, he strikes a belligerent pose and flexes his muscles but in others, he smiles with innocent charm.
"By the time I met him, he had decided he could be a star. He wanted to be treated like a star and he acted like a star," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.
"He would walk around my house in a little G-string strap and nothing else. I had a mirrored wall and he would stand in front of it, flexing his biceps and admiring himself.
"I was a bit embarrassed but he liked to show off his body. He had a great pride in it," she added. (ANI)