Tom Cruise is regarded one of the world’s toughest actors when it comes to doing his own stunts.
And his Mission Impossible: Fallout co-star Simon Pegg has praised the 56-year-old for pushing through the scene that resulted in a serious ankle injury for the star.
Speaking to Sunrise on Friday Pegg, 48, said: ‘That was the shot. That was the best take, the one where he broke his ankle.’
‘That was the best take!’ Mission Impossible: Fallout co-star Simon Pegg (pictured) has praised Tom Cruise for pushing through the stunt scene that resulted in his ankle being injured
He continued: ‘And being the producer that he is, he stood up on it and wobbled out of shot knowing that he had to get there, because if he didn’t, we would be really, really screwed.’
In April, Tom told audiences at CinemaCon in Las Vegas he went straight in rehab after the injury to get his strength back.
‘About 10 hours a day, 12 hours, seven days a week, because six weeks later I had to be on set, and 12 weeks later I had to be sprinting again,’ Tom said in a report by People.
‘Being the producer he is, he stood up on it and wobbled out of shot knowing that he had to get there, because if he didn’t, we’d be really screwed,’ Simon said of Tom’s ankle-injuring stunt
In Paris for the premiere of the film, Tom told Channel Seven that said he and director Christopher McQuarrie came up with the luxurious settings and extreme stunts for the films.
‘We wanted to shoot in Paris. It is such a beautiful city… It becomes a calling card for Mission Impossible, to go to these luxurious locations and really celebrate their culture,’ he said.
On his stunt work, Tom said: ‘It’s just the kind of stuff we want to do.’
‘We wanted to shoot in Paris. It is such a beautiful city. It becomes a calling card for Mission Impossible, to go to these luxurious locations and really celebrate their culture,’ Tom said
On his stunt work in Mission Impossible, Tom said: ‘It’s just the kind of stuff we want to do’
‘McQuarrie tries all kinds of ways to challenge me here, with each one I am like, all right, let’s go,’ he added.
When asked if he hesitated on doing death-defying acts, Tom said he works on the particular scene ‘step by step’.
‘I approach them on a gradient, step by step as we’re going, so it takes a lot of time, a lot of preparation,’ the actor said.
When about doing death-defying acts in his movies, Tom said he works on the scenes ‘step-by-step’. Pictured: Simon Pegg (left), Tom Cruise (middle) and co-star Ving Rhames
‘That is why I started producing these movies… I have been able to educate people how you have to make these movies so you can make it as safe as possible, and really make it as great as possible for the audience,’ he added.
Mission Impossible: Fallout will be released in Australian cinemas on August 2nd