Katie: Better off with Tom?

In an interview with Elle, Katie Holmes' ex reveals his inner Neanderthal.

Published November 16, 2005 6:22PM (EST)

Like practically everyone else in the world, Broadsheet views the TomKat romance with more than a healthy dose of skepticism (terror, actually, would be an apt description of our feelings about the matter). Who'd have thunk, though, that the former Joey Potter might be better off with Mr. Risky Business than with her old squeeze, the scrubbed, Midwestern, seemingly sweet every-boy Chris Klein?

Turns out Cruise, for all his jumping around and strange religiosity, might well be a vast improvement over Klein, who reveals his inner Neanderthal in an interview this month in Elle. (Thanks to Defamer for noting the write-up on MSN.) In the interview, Klein (who starred in "American Pie" and opposite Reese Witherspoon in "Election") identifies himself as an "alpha-heterosexual" and explains his intolerance of a girlfriend's weight fluctuations:

"When a woman isn't feeling good about herself and you combine that with her period, eventually she'll ask you if you like her body," he says. "You have to say no."

Need more evidence this guy's a major, uh, jerk? He also describes dating as a "predator-prey situation" and admits to staying emotionally unavailable to a woman he's seeing until "a woman deserves to know me completely."

"Deserves"? Ew. Broadsheet wonders how Klein determines who these "deserving" woman are. We have a guess: It might have something to do with wearing a size 2.

By Hillary Frey

Hillary Frey is the Books editor at Salon.

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