Cruise's greeting was so over the top, Ellis wondered if they were on a prank show.
The actor knows he's going to be "public enemy No. 1" after viewers see the third episode of Season 5.
The director also talks about the climactic finale, Kerry Washington stepping in as director and fans' tweets.
The actor made his directorial debut on the latest episode of the HBO series, entitled “Lowkey Trippin'.”
"I never felt like I saw a 25-year-old, 28-year-old version of me who was messy, who was trying to figure it out."
The "Insecure" actor teamed up with amFar ahead of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
“I wanted to find a way to change the conversation about black men in this country. Because we’re just like anybody else at the end of the day.”