Actor Tom Cruise is known for a lot of things, but one of the most important ones is his penchant for performing dangerous stunts for his movies by himself. The actor has scaled down the world’s tallest building, held his breath underwater for an insane amount of time, and taken part in a dangerous helicopter chase.
So it comes as little surprise that Cruise has some thrilling stunts do execute in the upcoming seventh instalment of the Mission: Impossible series. The actor recently shared a video of himself about to jump from an aeroplane for a shot for the movie Mission: Impossible-Dead Reckoning in South Africa.
In the video, the actor could be seen getting ready to jump off the moving plane. Before he could take the leap to the ground, Cruise shared a heartfelt message for all his fans for their love and support for Top Gun: Maverick.
“Hey everyone. Here we are over sunny South Africa. We are filming Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Parts 1 and 2. I didn’t want the year to end without thanking you all for coming out to the theatres. And thank you for supporting Top Gun: Maverick.”
After this, the camera panned to reveal director Christopher McQuarrie, who reminded him that they don’t have much time to take the shot. Cruise grinned at the director and proceeded to jump from the plane smoothly. While hurtling towards the gorund at an alarming velocity, cruise said, “Thank you for supporting Top Gun: Maverick and thank you for allowing us to entertain you. It truly is the honour of my lifetime. I am running out of altitude. So I have to get back to work. I have to get this shot. You have a very safe and happy holidays. We’ll see you at the movies.”
Top Gun: Maverick has become the highest-grossing film of the year, with nearly $1.5 billion in earnings. It has also become the 11th highest-grossing movie of all time. Cruise will be seen in the two upcoming instalments of the Mission: Impossible series.