>WHAT WAS THE IDEA BEHIND YOUR LOOK?
I’m pretty sure the concept was “office sex.” I remember the studio was upset that I was wearing high heels. Tom and I didn’t have any problem with our height difference, but Paramount did, at least a little bit. They also took serious issue with my red lipstick, but [director] Tony Scott put it in anyway.
IS THERE A DOWNSIDE TO STARRING IN A MOVIE WITH THE CULTURAL IMPACT OF TOP GUN?
For five years or so, strangers in the street would sing “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” to me. They thought it was hilariously funny. After about 100 times, I definitely didn’t think it was that funny.
WHAT ABOUT THE HIT SONG “TAKE MY BREATH AWAY”?
For about eight years, I swear to God, every time I went to the grocery store, “Take My Breath Away” would be playing. How the hell do they know I am coming to the grocery store?
WHAT WAS TOM CRUISE LIKE BACK THEN?
Polite. He always made it a point to be kind and respectful. He was a really nice guy.
EVEN DURING THE SEX SCENE?
They shot that after I already started another movie, and they wanted me to cut and color my hair back to what it was. I told them I couldn’t, so they shot it in silhouette. Honestly, any lovemaking scene in any movie with anyone is far from sexy.