Did Adam Sandler Propose a Wife Swap with Tom Cruise?

The actor reveals the deal he and pal Cruise struck when Katie Holmes signed on to play Sandler's wife in Jack and Jill

Adam Sandler has been friends with Tom Cruise for years, but we had no idea they were this close! After Sandler cast Katie Holmes as his character's wife in the comedy Jack & Jill (in theaters Nov. 11) the two couples -- Cruise and Holmes, and Sandler and his wife Jacqueline -- went out to dinner to celebrate. That's when Sandler, 45, made Cruise, 49, a very unusual proposition.

In a conversation with David Letterman on the Late Show Wednesday, the comedian recalled Cruise saying, "This is weird that my wife is going to be your wife in the movie." In response, Sandler went to great lengths to reassure Cruise... by offering up his own wife!

"It's a PG movie, no worries, nothing is going to happen," Sandler recalled telling Cruise. "In fact, anything I do with your wife in the movie, you can do with my wife in real life."

Surprisingly -- or perhaps not? -- Sandler's wife thought this was an outstanding idea. "And so every morning before I'd go to the set, I'd hear my wife go, 'Please do a love scene! Please slowly take your shirt off in that scene and rub her ever so tenderly,'" Sandler joked.

Letterman asked if Cruise showed up to supervise Adam's scenes with Katie, saying, "As I was watching the movie, I was imagining that every scene Katie Holmes is in, Tom Cruise is standing right next to the camera." Sandler replied that Cruise didn't interfere with shooting, but he would occasionally drop by from the Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol set to swap stories -- which, Sandler said, made him feel "a little stupid."

"He's bringing pictures of him jumping off a 160-story building with no wires, and I'm complaining because a fake eyelash is in my eye," recalled Sandler, who plays his own twin sister in the film.

Watch Sandler's full Late Show interview -- including a not-safe-for-work anecdote about Elmo and the family bed -- below.

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