Hollywood star Tom Cruise walked his first high profile red carpet since his divorce from Katie Holmes .
The star showed up in London at the UK premiere of "Jack Reacher."
During his trip down the press line, he told Reuters Television that he would not have played the lead role in the new action movie based on a book series about a very tall and burly sniper if the books’ author, Lee Child, had not supported it.
"I had my own opinion that I didn't say to Lee and then he came back and pretty much reflected what I had felt about it. But had he said ‘look I’d rather not,’ I would not have played the character," the neither tall nor burly Cruise explained.