Kathie Lee & Hoda: Malin Akerman Rock Of Ages Interview


Kathie Lee & Hoda: Rock Of Ages

Rock Of Ages opened its doors three years ago on Broadway, but on June 15th the show will open nationwide, as it hits the big screen. In the movie, Malin Ackerman plays a Rolling Stones reporter that gets under the skin of one washed-up rock star, Stacee Jaxx, played by Tom Cruise.

Malin Akerman: Rock Of Ages

Kathie Lee and Hoda interview Malin Akerman, one of the stars of the new movie Rock Of Ages

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb talked with Malin Akerman, one of the stars of the new movie Rock Of Ages, discussing co-star Tom Cruise and modeling in college.


Kathie Lee and Hoda ask Malin Akerman about the sexual encounter she has with Tom Cruise’s character. Akerman said that, “She walks in with a lot of integrity and walks out with none and half of her clothes.” The script called for a very intense kissing scene and Adam Shankman, director, decribed it as the tonguey of tongue-kisses of all time.

He told Malin Akerman and Tom Cruise to go at it…Tom if you gotta lick her eyeball, lick her eyeball. Shankman also directed Hairspray, among others.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Malin Akerman & Tom Cruise

Malin Akerman tells Kathie Lee and Hoda that Tom Cruise shocked even herself. Akerman says that instead of coming across as the star that he is, he really is one of your peers. He is going to be your co-worker. Cruise is so generous and present all the time. In Rock Of Ages, Malin Akerman has a duet with Tom Cruise and says Cruise is unbelievable…he is an amazing singer. The vocal coach for Rock Of Ages even told Tom he could be an opera singer.


Malin Akerman: Rock Of Ages A-List Cast

Kathie Lee and Hoda point out that Rock Of Ages has an A-List cast, including Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta Jones, Julianne Hough and Mary J. Blige. Malin Akerman says Rock Of Ages does have a phenomenal cast, but she only got to work with Tom Cruise and Paul Giamatti…most of the time it was just the three of them. Akerman has met all of the cast and they are wonderful.

Kathie Lee & Hoda: Malin Akerman Modeling Career

Malin Akerman, before breaking into Hollywood, began her career working as a model. While studying at York University in Toronto, Akerman did modeling as a sidejob to help get her through college. Of all things, Akerman was studying to become a child psychologist. The modeling gigs weren’t too extravagant though…she was doing shoots in Winnie the Pooh pajamas for Sears catalogs.


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