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07th Aug 2022

Tom Cruise apologises for interrupting couple’s date with high-flying Mission Impossible stunt

Simon Bland


Not something you see every day

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise reportedly apologised for ruining a couple’s nice country walk with a high-flying stunt for the new Mission Impossible film.

English couple Sarah and Jason Haygarth were walking in the Lake District when they stumbled upon one of cinema’s biggest stars.

According to a new interview with Extra, the couple were wandering along one of the walks made famous for notable rambler Alfred Wainwright when they bumped into a production crew who stopped them in their tracks.

From there, helicopters suddenly appeared which made the pair think that something out of the ordinary may have been happening.


Cruise is currently in the UK filming scenes for the new Mission Impossible film, helmed by Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie. It’s due to be the seventh instalment of the popular action franchise and a two-parter.

“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…’ So we took a selfie,” explained Jason.

Then, the man himself appeared.

“I could tell it was him straight away…” added Sarah. “By the time we got there, people were talking about ‘Mission: Impossible’ was being filmed… but I was expecting a stunt double.”

Jason continues, explaining that “He apologized first for the noise. ‘Sorry, guys, I know we spoiled your walk with the noise.’

“And then he said, ‘I like your dog.’”

The couple went on to tell the outlet how Cruise, 60, then casually explained that he was going to jump off a mountainous area.

“We asked, ‘What are you doing?’”, explained Jason. “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.’”

“Just before he jumped off, he said, ‘See ya! Hopefully this goes well,’ and we said, ‘Good luck, Tom.’”

Proof that you can take the action star out of Hollywood but you can’t take the Hollywood out of the star.

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