And most people did! The TikTok video sent the Internet into a frenzy. One user commented, “I’m so confused, but invested.”
Meanwhile, another user started to catch on, writing, “Wait is this the real Tom Cruise or the computer generated one?”
Paris eventually cleared the air by commenting that she was “Sliving it up with @deeptomcruise”—which is the TikTok account for impersonator Miles Fischer. The content creator is known to use deepfake technology to digitally place Tom Cruise’s face onto his own.
In a December 2021 interview with Today, Miles reflected on his use of the face-swapping tech.
“As I find myself the unofficial face of this deepfake movement, it’s important to learn and I’m fascinated by this,” Miles said. “This is the bleeding edge of technology.”