Tom Cruise admits hitchhiking with prostitutes in younger days
Tom Cruise has admitted he used to hitchhike home from New York after auditions - and local sex workers helped him get rides through Holland Tunnel between New York and New Jersey.
Cruise worked in a number of low paid jobs around New York before getting a role in the film Taps but he frequently didn’t have enough money to get home.
Speaking to the Sunday Times, Cruise revealed: “there were prostitutes, who used to be around the tunnel, who knew me. They’d see me and they’d go, ‘Look, I’ll pick up a john and you jump in’. So I’d ride through the tunnel to New Jersey.”
“The driver’s a little like, ‘What’s this guy doing in the back seat?’ But he saw I’m just this 18-year-old kid. I didn’t look dangerous.”
“And they didn’t do anything sexual in front of me. I’d get out in New Jersey and say, ‘Thank you very much’. Then I’d hitchhike home.”