“I still can’t figure it out”: Tom Cruise Couldn’t Stand Henry Cavill’s Unnatural Growth While Filming $792M Movie After Superman Actor Stole the Limelight

Tom Cruise Couldn’t Stand Henry Cavill’s Unnatural Growth While Filming $792M Movie After Superman Actor Stole the Limelight
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The Mission: Impossible franchise gained a cult following mainly due to its charismatic superstar Tom Cruise headlining the films and regaling audiences with his death-defying stunts. In 2018, the film series took a huge step by casting Man of Steel star Henry Cavill who joined Cruise in an epic partnership in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. With both stars engaged in thrilling action sequences, fandoms from both sides had their fill.

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout stars Tom Cruise and Henry Cavill

The film though became a topic of discussion due to a few discrepancies that keen-eyed fans noticed with regard to Henry Cavill’s sudden growth of facial hair during an action sequence. Cavill’s co-star Tom Cruise spoke about this issue during an interview when asked about the inconsistency.

Also Read: “Could he, first of all, say more?”: Henry Cavill Was Frustrated With Geralt Getting So Little Dialogue Time in The Witcher

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Tom Cruise Could Not Solve The Mystery Of Henry Cavill’s Beard

In Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Ethan Hunt played by Tom Cruise joins forces with August Walker played by Henry Cavill to track down missing nuclear arms before catastrophe strikes. The film saw the two dynamic stars matching each other toe to toe in the thrilling action sequences. But one memorable fight scene in a bathroom involving Cruise and Cavill was found to have some inconsistencies. Hawk-eyed viewers noted that the Justice League star’s beard suddenly increased in volume when cutting from one shot to another as he landed his punches. Years later, when Tom Cruise was asked to explain the mystery, the star confessed that he too was completely in the dark.

“It is, I’m telling you, we looked at that over and over in rushes. The editing room were going, ‘How did you do that, Henry? But, you had to play it back, and you could play it back in slow motion and I still can’t figure it out. It is the wildest thing.”

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Henry Cavill’s beard in the bathroom scene of Mission: Impossible – Fallout was up for debate

The Cocktail star went on to joke light-heartedly that he was envious of Henry Cavill’s thick beard and his ability to grow it at will. While some people believed that it had to do with the angle of light, the scene still remains an enigma today.

Also Read: Scared of Millions of Fans Walking Out, Netflix Spends a Fortune to Remind us Henry Cavill’s Still The Witcher in Season 3: “He’s still Geralt”

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Brad Pitt Once Took A Dig At “Savior” Tom Cruise

Top Gun: Maverick gave Tom Cruise one of his biggest hits of all time. The film which raked in over 1.4 billion dollars worldwide was not just successful as a commercial film but also received widespread appreciation from critics. While the efforts paid off with a well-deserved Golden Globe nomination for Best Film, Tom Cruise was denied a nod in the Best Actor category. This omission was further magnified by Cruise’s rival Brad Pitt’s nomination in the same category for Babylon, despite the movie hardly making a mark after its release. According to inside sources, Tom Cruise was allegedly upset at the turn of events.

“Tom expected to walk away with the award for best actor, so you can imagine his reaction when he wasn’t even on the list — he totally blew a fuse! This was the first time in years that Tom was so sure he had a slam-dunk win he was fine-tuning his acceptance speech”.

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Brad Pitt allegedly took a dig at Tom cruise

To add salt to the wound, Brad Pitt is reported to have aggravated Cruise’s misery further by gloating over his Best Actor nomination as an effort to rise above the Mission: Impossible star’s domination over the industry, especially after Cruise has been christened as the savior of Hollywood. This jibe is even more significant since Pitt is already a Golden Globe and Oscar winner for Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.

Also Read: “We’ve seen it enough”: James Gunn’s Superman: Legacy Will Follow Robert Pattinson’s Batman Storyline as David Corenswet Replaces Henry Cavill

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Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Sharanya has a solid foundation in writing which is also one of her passions. She has worked previously with Book My show for a couple of years where she gained experience reviewing films and writing feature articles. Sharanya’s articles on film and pop culture have also been published on Film Companion, a popular film-based website. Apart from movies and pop culture, her interests include music and sports. She has contributed over 650 articles to Fandomwire so far.