Emily Blunt reveals that she was told to ‘stop being such a p***y’ by Tom Cruise during a teary moment while filming sci-fi hit Edge Of Tomorrow
Emily Blunt has revealed that she was told to ‘stop being such a p***y’ by co-star Tom Cruise while they filmed 2014 blockbuster Edge Of Tomorrow.
The actress admitted to getting emotional on the set due to the gruelling effort of working in the heavy robotic costume – which injured her ribs due to it’s build.
But as she got teary over the weight, the star admitted that her famous co-star ‘didn’t know what to do’, so simply offered the harsh words of encouragement.
Emily Blunt has revealed that she was told to ‘stop being such a p***y’ by Tom Cruise during a teary moment while filming sci-fi hit Edge Of Tomorrow
She and Tom portray warriors who are caught in a time loop and tasked with saving Earth and the human species in the science-fiction film.
And with this action plot came a hefty costume, with both characters kitted out in metal robotic suits.
While Top Gun and Mission Impossible star Tom is no stranger to action flicks, and known for doing his own stunts, It was the first action film for Emily.
Trying to help? The star admitted that her famous co-star ‘didn’t know what to do’, so simply offered the harsh words of encouragement
On-screen: She and Tom portray warriors who are caught in a time loop and tasked with saving Earth and the human species in the science-fiction film
According to The Times, the star explained to the Smartless podcast that she got emotional on set while donning the tough costume.
‘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,’ she explained.
Continuing: ‘When you hear the word tactile you think that sounds nice and cosy; there was nothing cosy about these suits. It was like 85lb, it was so heavy. The first time I put it on I started to cry and [Tom] didn’t know what to do.
‘He just stared at me and was like “I know, I know”, 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 attempting to diffuse the situation, Tom went down the route of tough love, as Emily continued: ‘He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes “come on, stop being such a p***y, OK?”‘.
It appeared to work, too, as the actress then laughed it off and managed to make her way through the scene.
But the heavy-duty costume was no joke, with Emily explaining that she needed a male stunt double rather than a female one since it was so heavy.
She even sustained injuries during filming, hurting her ribs and collarbone while in the suit as she continued that they are ‘still dodgy’ eight years on.
Despite the pain, it appears the blood, sweat and tears was worth it in the end – with the movie grossing $370 million, which was more than twice it’s cost to make.
Emily may be ready to get into the suit one more time as there are reports of a sequel too, with the actors confirming they had been asked to do it previously but struggled to align schedules.
But potentially dispelling the rumours, the actress told Howard Stern: ‘Honestly, I think the movie is too expensive. I just don’t know how we’re going to do it’ despite admitting that director Doug Limon, and Tom were up for it.
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