Tom Cruise Admits He Was Scared Over 'Mission: Impossible 5' Plane Stunt

The star who reprises his role as Ethan Hunt in the franchise's fifth installment admitted that he was scared to do plane stunt 5,000 feet in the air.

AceShowbiz - Tom Cruise admitted he was scared while doing plane stunt for his upcoming film "Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation". "I was scared s**tless!" Cruise told the audience at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, while playing footage of the movie, on Tuesday, April 21.

The stunt required Cruise to hang on the side of an Airbus A400 military aircraft 5,000 feet in the air. The most frightening part was when the plane took off and the actor still hung on the door of the plane. It was the unforgettable experience for Cruise as he wanted to entertain audience by doing the stunt by himself. "As always, I will do everything I can to entertain an audience and put as many people into your theaters. I'm an aerobatic pilot and I've always wanted to do that," he said.

The crew made a long preparation before filming the said scene. They ran a test before doing the real action. They made a simulation using a life-size dummy and put it to the side of the plane and replicated the plane's speed and altitude. They did it to make sure that the dummy would not fall off and it would be safe for human to do the action.

Christopher McQuarrie, the director, and Wade Eastwood, the stunt coordinator, said that their goal was to make a movie that audiences could connect with in real time. For instance, when Cruise was asked to wear goggles to keep his eyes open despite the wind pressure, he refused and he wore special contact lenses instead. He believed that the viewers would relate to the scene more if he didn't use goggles.

With Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames and Simon Pegg returning to reprise their respective role, the movie will be released in the U.S. on July 31.

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