How do you come off a musical that has John Travolta doing drag? You make sure the next one, “Rock of Ages,” gets Tom Cruise in butt-baring chaps.
“I thought we would cover it up with mesh or underwear,” recalls director Adam Shankman, “and I was like, ‘You do know that when I’m shooting, we’re gonna see your ass? He said, ‘Well, how is it?’ And I go, ‘It’s fantastic.'”
Tom’s response? “Then let’s shoot it.”