Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie has revealed the media’s interest in Tom Cruise.
The filmmaker and Top Gun: Maverick The producer, who has worked with Cruise on nine films, spoke candidly about the actor as one of Hollywood’s most creditworthy stars.
McQuarrie’s comments come after it was asked if the rumor mill surrounding the next two Mission: Impossible movies, billed as the franchise’s final installments, won’t actually be the end for Cruise’s character Ethan Hunt.
“Let me tell you, I’ve worked with Tom Cruise for 15 years and I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve stood next to the man, witnessed an event and then read about it in the industries the next day and nothing from what they describe is really true,” he said Light the fuse podcast.
To reinforce his point, McQuarrie decided to tell a story about the actor that was “100 percent” correct.
“We shot a scene between Tom and Haley in Birmingham [Atwell]’ he explained, adding; “The next day I read an article in the newspaper saying that Tom and four other guests had had dinner at an Indian restaurant.
“I read that Tom insisted on being seated in the main restaurant with the other guests, rather than in a private room, and that Tom ordered three portions of chicken masala because he liked it so much.”
McQuarrie continued, “The next day I called Tom and said, ‘There’s something odd about this article. It’s 100 percent factually correct!’ This is the first time I read an article where everything happened exactly as it was written.”
It appears that the reason the news was accurate was because the restaurant itself, Asha’s, revealed the details on its official Twitter page, writing in August 2021: “It was an absolute pleasure having Tom Cruise at Asha’s Birmingham last night to welcome. Tom ordered our famous Chicken Tikka Masala and enjoyed it so much that as soon as it was finished he ordered it again – the biggest compliment.”
McQuarrie, who oversaw Cruise’s Jack Reacher films as well as Mission: Impossible parts villain nation and Stand outcriticized articles about Cruise with anonymous sources.
“If you’re reading ‘anonymous sources’ or ‘sources close to production,’ then that’s someone posting it for a reason,” he said. “This is someone who wants other people to think that for a reason, and you can never really know what those reasons are. You learn to ignore it and laugh about it.”
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning will be split into two parts to be released on July 14, 2023 and June 28, 2024.
Listen to the full podcast interview here.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/tom-cruise-top-gun-mission-impossible-b2138967.html Tom Cruise: The only media story that was 100 percent correct, according to the Mission: Impossible director