Actor Tom Cruise doesn’t approve of Brooke Shields’s method to get through postpartum depression after giving birth to her first child, daughter Rowan.
In Shields’s new book, Down Came the Rain, she admits to taking medication to cope with the depression.
Cruise had a small role in Shields’s movie Endless Love 24 years ago. In an interview with TV show Access Hollywood, Cruise said, “I care about Brooke Shields because I think she is an incredibly talented women, but look at where has her career gone.”
Cruise’s religion, Scientology, does not approve of mind-altering medication of any kind. “When someone says medication has helped them, it is to cope, it didn’t cure anything. There is no science. There is nothing that can cure them whatsoever.”
Cruise went on to say that women should “take vitamins and exercise” and that Shields was “irresponsible” for promoting anti-depressants.
Cruise also talked about Shields’s career: “Look, is she happy? Is she really happy?”