That Time Emily Blunt Almost Killed Tom Cruise
By JACKIE WILLIS
June 05, 2014
Emily Blunt may want to let Tom Cruise take care of the stunts going forward.
The 31-year-old actress revealed on Wednesday's Conan that while filming Edge of Tomorrow, she felt a bit obligated to perform her own stunts just as Cruise, 51, is known for doing. Blunt then goes into a story about how she was driving a stunt car with the A-list action star in the passenger seat. While the first take goes well, Blunt is asked to go a "tad bit faster." That's when everything goes wrong.
She recalled, "I tear down this part and Tom's being very quiet behind me. I hear him under his breath as I approach the right-hand turn, 'Break, break, break. Break. Break, break, break ...Oh God. Break, break, break... Break it hard!'"
The stunt quickly turned into a near-death experience. "I left it too late, and so drove us into a tree. ...I almost killed Tom Cruise."
Blunt added, "When I first heard 'break,' I thought, 'Ah, shut up.' As if I knew more about stunt driving than Tom Cruise! I mean obviously he knows nothing. I've got this."
The co-stars ended up laughing it off and the actress revealed to Cruise that she thought he was "being so annoying" when he asked her to break.
While Blunt was telling on-set stories to Conan, Cruise was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! talking about her! Check out his late-night chat, below: