You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Mission Impossible Stunts
Mission Impossible Stunts

'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' Director Details Filming of Tom Cruise's Big Stunts

For Variety‘s “Playback” podcast, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” director Christopher McQuarrie walked us through filming Tom Cruise’s insane stunts.

“Any of the stuff you see in ‘Mission: Impossible’ we could very easily do on a stage somewhere,” he said. “It will not give you the same visceral energy that you’re experiencing when you watch your star doing it, and I’m able to shoot things in a way that I couldn’t do otherwise. There’s no doubt that there’s a large element of him having a great time doing it, but for Tom, it’s not about, ‘Hey, look at me!’ It’s about, ‘Look at Ethan!’ I shoot everything in a somewhat voyeuristic point of view, but not a voyeur peering in from the doorway. You’re right over Henry Cavill’s shoulder, over Tom’s shoulder. So Tom and I work together to create that sort of immersive experience so that you’re with Ethan and you feel what’s happening. You’re just that much more invested. That’s really what we’re after.”

For more, watch the video above.

More Popular on Variety

  • Danny Game of Thrones

    'Game of Thrones': The Women of Westeros

    After several seasons of troubling character starts and vocal backlash after season 5, the women of Westeros are now “running the show.” “In the beginning it starts off with something of a stereotypical view of women, ss the wives, the girlfriends the ones that are always under other people’s control,” Sophie Turner explained to Variety. [...]

  • Game of Thrones

    Questions the 'Game of Thrones' Cast Can't Wait to Never Be Asked Again

    After eight seasons, “Game of Thrones” stars are tired of being asked the same questions. Cast members told Variety everything they look forward to never being asked again at the Season 8 junket in New York. “Everyone wants to know what we stole from the set,” said Joe Dempsie, who plays Gendry Baratheon. “Or like, ‘What’s [...]

  • 'Game of Thrones' Cast Picks Best

    'Game of Thrones' Cast Pick the Best Death Scenes

    “Game of Thrones” actors’ hearts break just as much as fans’ do over characters’ deaths. Cast members told Variety their favorite death scenes throughout the entire series at the Season Eight premiere in New York. The deaths of Oberyn Martell, Ned Stark and the infamous Red Wedding were a few of the more harrowing deaths that stuck [...]

Most Popular

Access exclusive content