Simon Pegg felt 'obliged' to do own stunts with Tom Cruise

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 1 June 2015
Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg has confessed he felt "obliged" to do his own stunts opposite Tom Cruise while the pair filmed 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' together

Simon Pegg felt "obliged" to do his own stunts opposite Tom Cruise.

The 45-year-old actor - who has appeared alongside Tom, 52, in the 'Mission: Impossible' movie franchise since 2006 - has confessed he felt compelled to ditch the stuntman and take on action-packed scenes himself in order to keep up with the hunky actor.

Simon - who recently filmed the fifth instalment 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' with Tom - explained: "Tom never asks but he has a degree of professionalism you feel obliged to match, because if you didn't you'd let the side down.

"He did all the driving and I did all the sitting in the passenger seat screaming. It was huge fun."

And although the 'Hot Fuzz' star refused to use a stand in for the dangerous stunts he insists he felt completely safe putting his life in the hands of the Golden Globe-winner.

He told The Sun newspaper: "You feel safe. He's not reckless. You know that even though you're haring through an alley in Casablanca at 100mph you are not in any physical danger."

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' hits cinemas next month.

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

  • 4 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 131 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie
  • Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg
  • UK release: 30 July 2015

Ethan (Cruise) and the gang are on the trail of the nefarious Syndicate when their unit is dissolved by the CIA. With jaw-dropping action, ingenious gadgets and a striking performance from Ferguson as the mysterious Ilsa, this is a a slick, accomplished and hugely entertaining slice of mayhem.

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