Tom Cruise told Emily Blunt to stop being a “p*ssy” while making Edge of Tomorrow

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Acting is no easy job, but when you’re co-starring with Tom Cruise–one of the most dedicated figures in Hollywood–it’s best not to complain too much, as Emily Blunt found out on the set of 2014’s sci-fi action flick Edge of Tomorrow.

In a new episode of the podcast Smartless (hosted by Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Sean Hayes), Emily Blunt admitted it only took a few words from Tom Cruise to snap her out of a moment of fear and discomfort.

Emily Blunt recalled, “We had to wear these enormous suits, which I think would’ve been great if we had CGI’d them, but we wanted to do it in a tactile way…When you hear the word ‘tactile,’ you think that sounds nice and cozy. There was nothing cozy about these suits. It was like 85 pounds. It was so heavy…The first time I put it on I started to cry, and [Cruise] didn’t know what to do.” Blunt continued, “I was like, ‘Tom, I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this shoot,’ and just started to cry…I said, ‘I’m feeling a bit panicky about the whole shoot.’”

And that’s when, it turned out, Tom Cruise knew exactly what to say to his co-star. “He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes, ‘Come on, stop being such a pussy, OK?’” Coming from a man known to do his own stunts–from scaling cliffs to hanging from airplanes to doing a spacewalk–yeah, you can probably take his advice and put on a hefty suit.

Hopes for a sequel to Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow sprung almost immediately following its box office success. However, after numerous script rewrites and concerns that the budget would be too high, it doesn’t seem all that likely that a major motion picture sequel will be made, although talk of a TV series has been stronger.

Would you like to see a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt? What would you want to see in the movie? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: New York Post

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