Moviegoers have known for years that Tom Cruise is dedicated to doing his own stunts, and when you’re starring opposite him on a film like The Mummy, it’s hard not to take the risks with him.
In a recent Access Hollywood interview, The Mummy star Annabelle Wallis talks about filming the incredible plane stunt seen in the trailers and how Tom Cruise saved her life when one of the takes started to go horribly wrong. Filmed in zero gravity, Cruise and Wallis boarded a Zero G plane to film the scene, which took 64 takes to get right, but one of those takes could’ve cost Wallis her life if not for Cruise.
“When you see me tumbling through the scene, I have to put the pack on. And I got stuck on the wire, and when you return to gravity, it returns at double the force, and I was stuck by my neck and I thought ‘Oh my God, I’m going to choke to death.’ So they count down. They go 5 … 4 … 3, and at 3, I said, ‘Tom, I’m stuck!’ And in classic Tom Cruise mode, he went, ‘Annabelle, I got you.’ … 1 … boom! And we landed. He did. He saved my life. I’m very thankful to him.”
You can see Wallis’ full interview below.
Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe. Here is the official synopsis:
Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension. From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.
The Mummy will be released in theaters on June 9, 2017.
Source: Access Hollywood