Stunt 'intense' for Tom Cruise
Published 08/08/2010 | 07:32
Tom Cruise has said he found filming a stunt in his new movie Knight And Day "intense".
The nail-biting scene - which was witnessed by wife Katie Holmes and their four-year-old daughter Suri - consists of the Hollywood star helming a speeding motorcycle with a gun-toting Cameron Diaz astride him, as bulls thunder down the streets of Spain for 'el encierro' (the running of the bulls).
"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," he said.
"My sister Lee Anne was there and so was Kate. She was like, 'You're going to do the bulls things today?' No one wants anyone around who will say, 'Oh my God, don't kill yourself today!'"
Tom said he had always wanted to do a dangerous stunt on the big screen.
"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'," he admitted.
"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 she'd do."
:: Knight And Day is in cinemas now.