Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible’ co-star Vanessa Kirby shares details about the actor filming his own stunts.
Kirby, who plays White Widow in ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,’ recalled seeing Cruise jump off a motorbike as he “fearlessly” descended a cliff in Iceland.
“He did it multiple times in one day,” Kirby told Variety. “He did it consecutively…and repeatedly so he could capture every angle and side of it.”
If Cruise gets nervous, he certainly doesn’t show it.
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“He was so calm,” the actress recalled. “He wasn’t scared. He found it exhilarating. That kind of belief in filmmaking and what you could achieve and his passion for it is so inspiring. He kind of believes he can do the impossible and then he does. … I love being a part of the franchise. I’m really excited to come back.
In December, Cruise shared a clip of himself performing “the greatest stunt in movie history.”
“This is by far the most dangerous thing we’ve ever attempted,” Cruise said at the start of the clip. “We’re going to shoot it in Norway, and it’s going to be a motorcycle jump off a cliff into a base jump.”
The camera caught a massive ramp that ended at the edge of a huge cliff as Cruise said: “I’ve wanted to do this since I was little.
“And it all comes down to one thing: the audience.”
Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie explained that Cruise came up with a master plan and assembled a team of experts from all disciplines involved to accomplish the feat.
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Wade Eastwood, the second unit director and stunt coordinator, detailed the extensive preparation Cruise and the team undertook, which included “a year of basic training, advanced skydiving training, lots of canopy skills, lots of follow-up.”
The video revealed that Cruise performed the stunt six times that day.
“This is by far the most dangerous stunt we’ve ever attempted,” McQuarrie said. “The one thing that scares me the most is what we have planned for ‘Mission 8’.”
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The seventh installment in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise hits theaters on July 14.
Fox News Digital’s Ashley Hume contributed to this report.