During an appearance on a podcast, Rob Lowe recounted a story from the sets of ‘The Outsiders’.
The Outsiders was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starred Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe in the lead.
Talking about the experience of auditioning process in New York, Rob Lowe recalled how Tom Cruise got mad and shared, “All of the L.A. people survived the L.A. auditions, and then the hand-picked people had to go to New York to face the New York version; so it was me and Tom Cruise and Emilio and C. Thomas Howell.”
He further added, “We check-in and Tom finds out that we’re sharing a room and just goes ballistic.”
Lowe also said that even though it was humorous, it really showed Cruise’s drive. He continued, “To me, what’s great about the story is, there’s certain people who have always been who they are, and that element of them has powered them to where they are today and the rest is history.”
“I mean it made me laugh, it was gnarly,” he added. “But at the end, you can’t argue with the results, he’s had his eye on the ball since day one.”