updated 06/11/2012 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 06/11/2012 AT 1:30 PM ET
“When I had the eyeliner and the painted nails, [Suri] was a little taken aback by it,” Cruise told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show Monday morning. “She was like, ‘What’s happening to my dad?’ ”
“I joke with friends because she goes to [mom Katie Holmes’s] sets and there’s hair and makeup and they’re very nice,” Cruise continues. “Suri comes to my sets and she’s got to wear a hard helmet. There are explosions going off. Dad is bloody. He’s bruised.”
“When she shows up on [that] set,” he tells Seacrest, “she really likes the singing. And here I am with black nail polish and eyeliner. She kind of takes it all in. It’s cool.”
Also musically-inclined: Cruise’s older son, Connor, who recently deejayed at the Wango Tango concert in L.A., and has been concentrating on his music, says Tom.
“He’s so focused on his music right now – and it’s great to see,” says Cruise. “He works very hard; when he wants to do something, he’s really dedicated to it.”