12/12/2008 AT 06:30 AM EST
has starred opposite a lot of leading ladies during his 25-year acting career, but will he ever make a movie with his wife Katie Holmes
"I would love it," the PEOPLE cover
subject tells Entertainment Tonight Canada
. "Look at Newman and Woodward: if you find the right project … I'm not opposed to doing that. I love her work as an actress."
Cruise, who told the show that he has seen Holmes 20 times in her Broadway debut, All My Sons
, has even considered following his wife to the stage.
"I've been offered things and it's never been the right timing," says the Valkyrie
star. "But if I can find something I would like it."
On the subject of trying new things, Cruise – whose onscreen singing experience includes warbling a few notes of an Aimee Mann song in 1999's Magnolia
, to say nothing of his memorable serenade of Kelly McGillis in 1986's Top Gun
– is looking to make a musical someday.
"I always wanted to do a musical, and I'm glad musicals are now back in vogue," says the self-proclaimed Sound of Music
fan. "I gotta sing, I gotta dance and I'm going to figure all that out."
For now, Cruise has more pressing problems, such as the pressure of making Holmes's 30th birthday next week a uniquely memorable one.
"Hey man, I know pressure," says Cruise. "I like pressure."
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