While Tom Cruise is known to be one of the most popular movie stars on the planet, everything you hear about his demeanor while on set is all business. You may remember a couple of years ago when audio leaked of Cruise chastizing his cast and crew about COVID protocols while filming “Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning.” Well, Emily Blunt has recently shared another story of Tom Cruise running a tough ship while making a film.
While appearing on Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett’s “SmartLess” podcast, Emily Blunt told a story about filming “Edge of Tomorrow” with Tom Cruise. The story she shared involved a tough love moment between the two actors after Blunt realized she would have to wear an 85lb costume while filming scenes for the movie.
“It was so heavy,” Blunt said. “The first time I put it on I just started to cry in front of Tom and he didn’t know what to do. He just stared at me. I was like, ‘Tom, I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this shoot,’ and just started to cry. I said, ‘I’m just feeling a bit panicky about the whole shoot.’ He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes, ‘Come on, stop being such a pussy, okay?’”
She added that the training for the film was “intense” and that, at one point, she actually injured herself doing a stunt for the movie.
“I did this aerial stunt on wires and I was supposed to land on my shoulder, and I landed on my face,” she shared.
Of course, Cruise is probably best known, nowadays, as one of the few A-list actors willing to do whatever it takes to do a stunt. We often hear stories of the ridiculous lengths he will go to get a specific shot for the film. Apparently, that sort of work ethic rubs off on his co-stars, even if it does end up getting someone like Emily Blunt injured.
It seems to have all worked out well in the end. While “Edge of Tomorrow” wasn’t a massive box office hit, the film has earned a devoted following and is constantly mentioned as a film that could get a sequel at some point in the future. Perhaps, if a sequel does get made, Blunt would be able to have a bit more CGI and less practical effects. We’ll just have to wait and see.