The 2014 movie, Edge of Tomorrow, directed by Doug Liman, starring Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise saw the two actors working together to save humanity from an alien species. The roles involved them wearing enormous suits that weighed somewhere about 85 pounds and they were so heavy for Emily Blunt, the first time she put it on, she couldn’t help but cry.
She didn’t know if she could even go any further with the shoot in that suit, owing to her exhaustion. Well, that was where her co-star Tom Cruise stepped in, giving her tough love. She talked about the exchange in a podcast where the story started trending on Internet, putting Tom Cruise on a blast. Now, the actress is speaking up about how her words were taken out of context.
Emily Blunt Defends Tom Cruise
Appearing on the SmartLess podcast recently, Emily Blunt recalled her time on the sets of Edge of Tomorrow. She specifically talked about the 85 pound- suits the two had to wear for the shoot. The suit’s weight was unbearable at first for Blunt that she ended up shedding a few tears due to exhaustion. She simply didn’t know if she could carry on with the scene. Turning to Tom Cruise for help, the Mission Impossible actor didn’t have any advice for her except some tough motivation.
“The first time I put it on I started to cry and (Tom) didn’t know what to do. He just stared at me and was like ‘I know, I know’, I was like ‘Tom I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this shoot’ and just started to cry. He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes ‘Come on, stop being such a p***y, okay?'”
After her appearance on the podcast, Cruise was in for some heat aimed towards him. However, his co-star had his back. In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, she set the record straight stating that it was absurd how outlets spun her story around and that she actually adores Cruise.
“I absolutely adore Tom, he’s a dear friend and he was a total gem to me. It was said as a joke to make me laugh, which it did in a big way. It’s ludicrous that it’s being spun as something that offended me. It didn’t. I shared the story as light-heartedly as it was meant by Tom. And it’s still something we laugh about to this day.”
Looks like all is well between the two actors and the story was just taken out of context. Even back then, Cruise’s tough loved seemed to work out just fine for Blunt as she stated that his statement made her laugh and she was able to get on with the shoot.
Tom Cruise Isn’t Your Regular Co-Star
The Jungle Cruise actress played a sword-wielding hero, Sergeant Rita Vrataski, whose only objective was to get rid of all the aliens, no matter what it took. However, as effortless as Blunt might have made it appear on the screens, that was far from the reality. Talking to Entertainment Weekly, Blunt stated that during one of the scenes with the sword she ended up hurting her own self resulting in tears streaming down her face.
While most actors would’ve checked up on their co-star, making sure they weren’t too badly hurt, Cruise has a different way of dealing with things on set. After the sword butted Blunt on her face, he went to the makeup bus where he high-fived the actress stating, “Yeah! First injury!” and welcomed her to the club.
Blunt and Cruise made quite the power-duo on the sets of Edge of Tomorrow and although it doesn’t seem to be happening, a sequel is something everyone would appreciate!
You can stream Edge of Tomorrow on Amazon Prime Video.