Emily Blunt “Snapped” at Tom Cruise After Actor Took Too Long To Get His Lines Right in $370.5M Sci-Fi Film


We rarely get a glance into the realm of Hollywood blockbusters, where we can see the blood, sweat, and tears that go into creating the beauty on the screen. However, Golden Globe winner Emily Blunt once spoke openly about her wonderful but stressful experience working with Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow.

It’s no secret that Blunt stole the show in Doug Liman’s 2014 science fiction action flick as the fierce fighter Rita Vrataski. However, she did not have an easy time succeeding in her role. The actress once recounted her difficulty with Cruise while shooting on Edge of Tomorrow.

Emily Blunt’s Experience While Filming Edge Of Tomorrow With Tom Cruise

Emily Blunt has dealt with adversity thanks to her outstanding parts in action films such as Sicario, A Quiet Place, and Jungle Cruise. She did endure some difficulties when filming Edge of Tomorrow with Tom Cruise. The actress, famed for her versatility, once offered a behind-the-scenes story from her experience filming Edge of Tomorrow. Blunt remembered the uncomfortable incident in which she was “doing one-armed yoga” while holding herself up with “one hand” and her entire body was “parallel, planked” in an interview with Conan O’Brien on the CONAN chat show:

“I couldn’t do it at the beginning. I had to train for ages to do it.”

“To hold it for a long time. They put a little wire on my ankles.”

The actress, 40, further recalled a vivid scene when she “snapped” Cruise:

“We were kind of rehearsing the scene and Tom took a little too long with his line coming in. It was the only time I snapped at him. I went, ‘You’ve got to be quicker with the line because I can’t hold it that long’.”

And Cruise was like:

“Oh, god, I am so sorry.”

Tom Cruise Asked Emily Blunt to ‘Stop Being Such a P***y’ Over Edge of Tomorrow Suit

On the SmartLess podcast, Emily Blunt discussed how she broke down in tears the moment she put on her 85-pound Edge of Tomorrow suit.

The 2014 action film, directed by Doug Liman, starred Tom Cruise and Blunt as soldiers who fight an alien race in the distant future. The actress recalled:


“We had to wear these enormous suits, which I think would’ve been great if we had CGI’d them, but we wanted to do it in a tactile way. When you hear the word ‘tactile,’ you think that sounds nice and cozy. There was nothing cozy about these suits. It was like 85 pounds. It was so heavy. The first time I put it on I started to cry, and [Cruise] didn’t know what to do.”

Cruise, according to Blunt, “stared at her,” and:

“I was like, ‘Tom, I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this shoot,’ and just started to cry. I said, ‘I’m feeling a bit panicky about the whole shoot.’ He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes, ‘Come on, stop being such a p***y, ok?’”

What about the sequel to Edge of Tomorrow? Blunt was now dubious about a sequel for one particular financial reason, as she noted in an interview with CinemaBlend.

“We really wanted to. To be honest, I believe the film is overpriced. Yeah, I’m not sure how we’re going to pull it off. I believe it will be difficult to coordinate everyone’s schedules. It would be fantastic. Doug Liman would be thrilled. It’d be perfect for Tom. We’d all like to do that, but I don’t think we can until we figure out what’s going on in the industry – honestly, I don’t think we can figure out what the next road map is for the types of films that people want to produce.”

The 2014 science fiction action film, which was adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s 2004 Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill, brought in $370 million worldwide.