It may have seemed like a mission impossible to get James Corden to go skydiving, but Tom Cruise was up for the challenge!
The 56-year-old action star invited the 39-year-old late-night host to do a jump from 15,000 feet with him in Perris Valley, California. Corden agreed and even aired the experience during Thursday’s Late Late Show.
“I’m just so impressed that James is going skydiving,” Cruise said. “Between you and me, I was half expecting him to text me and tell me he was cancelling.”
“I’ve actually been trying to get ahold of Tom for the last few days to cancel, but apparently I had his number saved wrong in my phone,” Corden quipped. “So, I’d also like to take this time to apologize to Tom Hiddleston for all the messages I sent him about my case of food poisoning.”
Corden was visibly nervous prior to the jump, and wasn’t pleased to learn that Jay Leno was another late-night host who had already skydived on camera.
As they prepped for the jump, the 39-year-old British comedian created a hand symbol to show if he’d soiled himself, in addition to a dance routine and a symbol for the Late Late Show.
“Worst part of this is, if we both die, I will get zero press,” Corden joked to Cruise. “I will be a footnote. The story will be, ‘Tom Cruise dies, also that guy who occasionally drives around in the car was there.’”
Once they finally got on the plane, they called Corden’s wife, Julia, and Cruise promised to take care of her if something were to happen to Corden.
“Don’t say that,” Corden said into the phone. “What do you mean a better life?”
Eventually they made the jump, and Corden forgot all of the hand motions they’d rehearsed as Cruise looked to be having a ball in the air.
Cruise's latest movie, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, hit theaters this week, and he recently opened up to ET about the wild stunts he still left on his daredevil bucket list. Check out what he had to say in the video below:
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