Tom Cruise has been known for performing his own stunts in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and now, his co-star Vanessa Kirby has shared some behind-the-scenes details of the actor’s fearlessness.
Parachuting off a motorcycle while going off a cliff in Iceland was one of the stunts Cruise performed in the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One movie.
Kirby, who stars as White Widow, witnessed the scene and shared her experience with Variety.
According to Kirby, Cruise performed the stunt many times in one day, consecutively, and repeatedly so he could capture all the different angles and sides of it. The actress also revealed that Cruise was so calm and had no fear, despite performing the dangerous stunt multiple times.
Kirby explained that Cruise’s passion for cinema and belief in what one can achieve with it is inspiring. She added that Cruise believes he can do the impossible, and then he does it.
Cruise’s dedication to his craft and fearlessness in performing his own stunts have been praised by many in the film industry. Kirby’s comments offer further insight into what it’s like to work with the Hollywood star.
Cruise’s dedication to performing his own stunts doesn’t just involve the physical aspect of it.
According to writer-director Christopher McQuarrie, Cruise put together a master plan and assembled a team of experts from all the disciplines involved to accomplish the feat.
Wade Eastwood, the second unit director and stunt coordinator, revealed the extensive preparation that Cruise and the team undertook, including a year of base training, advanced sky-dive training, and a lot of canopy skills and tracking.
Tom Cruise’s dedication to his craft and the art of cinema was evident in a clip he shared in December. The video showcased Cruise performing a motorcycle jump off a cliff into a base jump in Norway.
McQuarrie explained that this was “far and away the most dangerous stunt we have ever attempted.” However, Cruise performed the stunt six times that day, demonstrating his commitment to perfection.
Exciting Times Ahead
Kirby’s comments on Cruise’s fearlessness in performing stunts and his passion for cinema provide insight into the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One movie.
Fans of the franchise can look forward to seeing Cruise perform more breathtaking stunts in the upcoming film, which is set to release on July 14.
McQuarrie’s comment about “what we have planned for ‘Mission 8′” also indicates that there are exciting times ahead for the Mission: Impossible franchise, and fans can expect to see more jaw-dropping stunts from Cruise in the future.