Couple say Tom Cruise apologised to them for ruining their date by filming Mission Impossible stunt

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Couple say Tom Cruise apologised to them for ruining their date by filming Mission Impossible stunt

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Tom Cruise has apologised to a couple for ruining their date after filming a stunt for the latest Mission Impossible movie.

Cruise has a stellar reputation for doing his own stunts, and for the latest Mission Impossible movie he's been spotted filming on top of a moving train, riding a motorbike off a mountain and the classic dangling out of a plane stunt.

However, one of his other exploits has since been revealed, as he held up a couple's date while they were out hiking, but luckily all was mended when he apologised to the pair for delaying them.

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According to Extra, married couple Sarah and Jason were out hiking in the Lake District as part of their attempt to complete a challenge that involves reaching the peak of all 214 hills in the area.

It was on their attempt to scale hill number 134 that they ran into their first signs of disruption – a whole load of helicopters.

The reason for so many helicopters sitting around soon became clear as they met two other hikers who said they thought someone was filming a movie nearby.

Tom Cruise paraglided off a hill for one of his latest Mission Impossible stunts. Credit: YouTube/ExtraTV
Tom Cruise paraglided off a hill for one of his latest Mission Impossible stunts. Credit: YouTube/ExtraTV

It wasn't until the end of the hike that the couple saw what movie production they were walking into, as Jason explained producers had to stop their hike so the helicopters wouldn't land on them.

He said: "Toward the end of the walk, last peak, we start seeing helicopters coming up a ravine and dropping people off the top.

"We were like, this didn’t seem right. We found out the people, they were the cameramen.

"When we came to the peak, we got stopped by what must have been a production team member, saying, 'You can't go. We’re going to land the helicopter off the top'."

After much noise and commotion the couple were allowed to finish their ascent to the top of the peak, where they found Tom Cruise himself strapping into a paraglider ahead of performing yet another stunt.

Since we haven't heard about anything bad happening to Tom Cruise it's safe to say this stunt went well. Credit: YouTube/ExtraTV
Since we haven't heard about anything bad happening to Tom Cruise it's safe to say this stunt went well. Credit: YouTube/ExtraTV

He said: "Sorry, guys, I know we spoiled your walk with the noise," before telling Sarah and Jason that he liked their dog.

Jason said: “We asked, ‘What are you doing?’ Then he said, ‘I’m going to jump off.’ I was like, ‘You’re going to do what?’ He said, ‘I’m going to jump off'."

Now ready to paraglide off the top of the peak, the action star signed off his apology to the couple by saying 'see ya! Hopefully this goes well', before taking a running jump off the hill.

Considering we've not heard the news of any paragliding accidents involving Cruise, it's probably safe to say things did go well.

Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One is due in cinemas on 14 July, 2023, while the second part is scheduled for release on 28 June, 2024

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Topics: Film & TV, Tom Cruise, Film and TV

Joe Harker
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