In a chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Annabelle Wallis, who starred opposite the global movie star in 2017’s “The Mummy,” said Tom won’t let anyone run on-screen with him.
“I got to run on-screen with him, but he told me no at first. He said, ‘Nobody runs on-screen [with me],’ and I said, ‘But I’m a really good runner,'” Wallis explained. “So, I would time my treadmill so that he’d walk in and see me run. And then he added all these running scenes. So, that was it.”
For Annabelle, that was a huge win.
“It was, like, better than an Oscar,” she said. “I was so happy! I was so happy that I got to run on-screen with Tom Cruise.”
Tom’s penchant for doing his own stunts – a lot of which happen when he’s running – is legendary. For “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” he performed a high altitude low opening (known as a HALO) jump from a plane. In 2015’s “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” he actually hung outside of an airplane in mid-flight.
Soon, he’ll tackle an unearthly project. In May, NASA and SpaceX announced that it was working with the movie star on a film aboard the International Space Station.
Considering the size, it’s likely that no running is allowed in the ISS.