While he may never look like it fazes him, even Tom Cruise feels some nerves while filming wild action scenes. Take for example some of the motorcycle stunts for Knight and Day with co-star Cameron Diaz.
One sequence had the action stars charge into the fray of galloping bulls in Seville, Spain. Tom later revealed to the British press how intense the stunt really was.
“There are certain days when you do some hairy stunts – you just want to be cool; you don’t want to make a big deal of it, everyone wants to be chilled about it, but it was intense,” Tom said.
Tom has repeatedly talked about how “intense” the filming and and stunt work was on Knight and Day.
“I always thought I wanted to run with the bulls until I was on a motorcycle doing it, running and getting ping-ponged into walls with big bulls in front of us. I was just thinking to myself, ‘Do not go down on this motorcycle with Cameron on the back’.”
Here are some other thoughts on the intensity of shooting Knight and Day that Tom shared with the team at TomCruise.com exclusively at the premiere of the movie in Seville!
Tom – a noted motorcycle enthusiast – had wanted to coordinate these kinds of dangerous stunts, particularly with an athletic co-star like Cameron Diaz.
“It was a stunt that I had wanted to do in a movie for a while – for me to flip someone around on a motorcycle. There were just moments when I couldn’t wait to see what [Cameron] would do,” he added.
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