Laura Prepon thinks Tom Cruise is ''hot''.

The 'Orange is the New Black' actress insists rumours she is dating the 'Mission: Impossible' star are untrue, but she is ''flattered'' by the speculation, even though she finds it funny.

She told website The Daily Beast: ''I'm flattered because I think he's hot, so I'm like, 'Oh, that's nice,' and apparently he's very gentlemanly with me.

''Apparently we get along great and he knows that I have a favourite bottle of wine that I didn't even know I had.''

The 34-year-old star finds some of the claims about her personal life ''unbelievable'' and she is baffled by the level of fictitious detail given about her supposed relationship with the 51-year-old actor.

Speaking to Sheknows.com, she said: ''Apparently I'm dating Tom Cruise right now. And apparently he doesn't want me doing the show because I portray a lesbian and I'm a Scientologist. This is false. Where are they even getting this stuff? It's unbelievable to me.''

It had previously been claimed Tom and Laura first went on a date at the Manor Hotel in Los Angeles last November and the actor - who was previously married to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes - was instantly smitten.

A source previously said: ''They spent three hours laughing and joking. It's clear Tom is smitten and after the date he was on cloud nine.

''They had their second date at the restaurant too, meeting for Sunday Brunch and she then accompanied him a few days later to a dinner party at John [Travolta] and Kelly's [Preston] home.''

Laura previously dated 'Malcolm in the Middle' actor Chris Masterson before their reported split in 2012.