Tom Cruise’s notorious reputation for being a maverick, on and off the screens has caused quite a commotion on the sets of the BBC drama, Call the Midwife. However, the reason happens to be more comical than bothersome. The Top Gun actor’s wealth and schedule both work in tandem to make him afford his own chopper. And when has a chopper ever been known to be subtle on its way to its destined landings?
As it happens, Tom Cruise’s frequent visits to and from the sets of his latest film cross over the filming location of a much smaller budgeted, though no less important, drama series, and the cast members have taken up an issue with the global star’s comings and goings.
Jenny Agutter Frustrated By Tom Cruise & His Noisy Chopper
The 69-year-old British actress and national treasure, Jenny Agutter, has appeared on English television since she was merely a teenager. However, her contribution exceeds her years as the legendary Agutter has gone on to become almost a staple face and a household name within British society. But what is one Emmy-winning actress in the presence of a global goliath like Tom Cruise?
During the filming of Call the Midwife which will be stepping onto its 12th season in 2023, the buzzing tornado of wind, noise, and destruction left behind by Tom Cruise’s chopper flying over the sets of the BBC drama has been the cause for regular disruption in the course of the shoot.
The Palme d’Or-winning actor has currently been stagnant in the UK, specifically in and around Surrey, due to the ongoing filming of his last Ethan Hunt adventure in Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning: Part II. The film will serve as the final chapter of the back-to-back filmed duology that will end the saga of Mission: Impossible film series and Tom Cruise’s legendary role in it.
Jenny Agutter Registers Her Complaint Against Tom Cruise
Jenny Agutter has played Sister Julienne in BBC’s Call the Midwife for the better part of the past decade and being one of the most respected, venerated, and influential television personalities in England, it is heard across the nation when she voices her annoyance against the Vanilly Sky actor, Tom Cruise. During a recent interview, she tells Mirror,
“Tom Cruise keeps on ruining our filming by landing his helicopter right outside where we’re shooting.”
When asked if she would give a piece of her mind to the actor if given the opportunity, she says,
“In my habit! Imagine. ‘Excuse me, Tom, but look, we’re trying to film. I don’t know about you, but just get your helicopter out of here quickly!’”
Although this is perhaps the only time such an encounter has been reported to happen, the world is no stranger to Tom Cruise and his affinity to sticking close to the skies. The actor infamously holds the licence to fly commercial aircrafts and choppers, is trained and skilled in maneouvering and performing stunts with fighter jets (an ability he exploited on the sets of Top Gun: Maverick), can perform HALO jumps, and skydive without professional supervision. And all that only covers the talents he holds in the skies. So its no news that Cruise can now afford to fly over BBC sets on his way to deliver the biggest sensation that will be the Mission: Impossible grand finale.
Call the Midwife Season 12 premieres on BBC in 2023.
Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One premieres on 14 July 2023.