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Tom Cruise doesn’t just play a hero in his action movies — he’s one in real life, too!
Annabelle Wallis tells PEOPLE that the actor actually saved her life while they were filming one of The Mummy‘s most action-packed scenes. Early in the film — which hits theaters Friday — the two are thrust into zero gravity when a plane they’re riding plunges to the earth. And Wallis says Cruise wanted to make it as realistic as possible.
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“It was just a crazy couple of days. There was an airplane crash sequence in the script and they were like, ‘You know, we’re going to build a set and do this and do that using CGI.’ Tom said, ‘No, we’re going to do it for real,’ ” Wallis recalls, adding that they shot aboard one of four planes in the world that produce zero-G, which renders its occupants weightless.
“You can’t prepare for it and it’s quite unnerving because Tom had never done anything like that before, the stunt team had never done it,” she adds, “so it was amazing to go into an action sequence with the biggest action star in the world and for him to do it for the first time with me.”
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But it wasn’t as easy as it looked. The actress says even though the set was built “out of sponge,” the gravity lurches would still...
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