‘I Started To Cry’: Hollywood Star Credits Tom Cruise’s Rather Blunt Advice With Helping Her Get Through Sci-Fi Action Role

Hollywood star Emily Blunt credited Tom Cruise’s non-PC advice with helping her get through filming the role of an action star in their 2014 sci-fi thriller hit “Edge of Tomorrow.”

During the 39-year-old actress’s recent appearance on the “Smartless” podcast with Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes, Blunt talked about the challenges of the role, including acting while wearing a suit that weighed 85 pounds.

“It was my first foray into action, and as Tom [Cruise] said, rather unreassuringly when we started it, he goes, ‘This is the deep end of action for me.’ And I was like, if you’re saying that, then we are in trouble,” Blunt shared.

“We had to wear these really enormous robotic suits, which I think it would have been great if they could have CGI’ed them, but we wanted to do it practically and in a tactile way,” she added. “When you hear the word tactile, you’re like, that sounds nice and cozy. There was nothing cozy about wearing these suits.”

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The “Jungle Cruise” star said the 85-pound suit, “was so heavy that the first time I put it on, I just started to cry in front of Tom.”

“He just stared at me and was like, ‘I know, I know,’ and I was like, ‘I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this shoot,’ and I started to cry,” Blunt admitted. “I was like, ‘I’m just feeling a bit panicky about the whole shoot.’”

“He literally goes, he stared at me for a long time not knowing what to do, and he goes, ‘Come on, stop being such a p***y, OK?’” she added. “And I did laugh, and then we got through it. But the training was intense.”

When asked recently about the possibility of a sequel Blunt said she would love to, but everyone’s schedules probably won’t allow for it.

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