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Matt Lauer Reenacts His Infamous 2005 Interview With Tom Cruise… as Tom Cruise

On a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Matt Lauer was asked to recreate his 2005 interview with Tom Cruise… but as Tom Cruise.

If you don’t recall, the Today Show host and the Mission: Impossible movie star had an infamously heated exchange about scientology, psychiatry, and prescription drugs.

“Can I just say before we do this,” Lauer told host Andy Cohen as he put on a wig, “I like Tom Cruise. We have a good relationship, a good friendship. It was just that one little moment…”

“I would like to relive that moment,” Cohen responded.

The two of them stepped away from the set and in front of a green screen to perform the reenactment.

Savannah Guthrie applauded the performance, calling it “very good!”

Lauer called Cruise a “real mensch” for apologizing after he got “such a bum rap” for the interview.

Watch the clip above, via Watch What Happens Live.

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