Emily Blunt Almost Killed Tom Cruise on 'Edge of Tomorrow' Set
This summer, Tom Cruise turns 52 years old, and he really seems to be the last true movie star left in Hollywood. Our colleague Amy Nicholson has an extensive, great book coming out later this year that is worth a read if you have an interest in learning more about Cruise than what the tabloids try to tell us. In the meantime, Edge of Tomorrow hits the big screen this weekend, and early buzz is that it's surprisingly fantastic, fun and puts Cruise back on top again. But he almost didn't make it out of production alive. Last night, Emily Blunt appeared on "Conan" and told the tale of how she almost killed Cruise on set. Watch!
Here's Emily Blunt explaining the near-death experience on "Conan" last night:
Cruise has been doing his own stunts for years, with no signs of his age slowing him down. You probably haven't forgotten when Ethan Hunt scaled the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, but when you watch it again, remember that Cruise actually put his life at risk for several scenes where he actually hung outside the tallest building in the world. It's crazy to think how badly things can go on a movie set, and that's why stuntmen deserve much more recognition in the industry than they receive. Why should Tom Cruise get all the glory for doing stunts just because everyone already knows his name?