The trouble with being the child of two superstar actors is that you’re always in the spotlight – even though you didn’t ask to be. Young performers enjoy the fame because show business is the path they chose, and royal children (like Prince William) are expected to accept publicity as part of their role as future monarchs.
Suri Cruise, on the other hand, just happens to be a regular girl whose parents just happen to be ridiculously famous. And though she may be used to having the media following her around, that doesn’t mean she has to like it.
Case in point: When Suri and her mom, Katie Holmes, left a hotel in Tribeca today, the paparazzi’s flashing cameras appeared to startle her so badly that she covered her face and started weeping.
The message couldn’t have been clearer: Back off already!
Possibly the first-grader was also feeling the stress of starting a new life and a new school. Last Monday, she started classes in Manhattan’s exclusive Avenues school – a huge change from the homeschooling she’d been receiving when Katie was still married to Tom Cruise.
Let’s hope that the rest of Suri’s day was happier, once she was out of the cameras’ view.
See the pictures here –
Suri startled 1 of 5The sight of camera flashes in Suri's face as she stepped out with her mom seemed to scare her.
Don’t let go 2 of 5Katie, more used to media attention, held tightly to her daughter's hand and managed a quiet smile.
No pictures, please 3 of 5Sometimes Suri doesn't mind showing her face for the paparazzi. This was not one of those times.
Ruby slippers 4 of 5As always, Suri was the picture of style in her blue floral dress and bright red shoes. Her nails were painted to match her frock. Katie went for comfort in a boat-neck top, jeans and boots.
Carrying on 5 of 5Katie took on a familar Mom Role: Carrier of the Bags and the Lovey.
[Photos: via PacificCoastNews.com]
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