Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Lisa McLoughlin

Emily Blunt sets the record straight after ‘ludicrous’ reaction to her remarks about Tom Cruise

Emily Blunt said Tom Cruise is a dear friend

(Picture: Getty Images for American Instit)

Emily Blunt has said her comments about Tom Cruise telling her to “stop being such a p***y” while filming 2014’s Edge of Tomorrow were taken “literally and absurdly out of context”.

The A Quiet Place star, 39, recently recalled an exchange on set of the sci-fi movie, in which she starred opposite the Top Gun actor, 60.

According to Blunt, she broke down in tears after injuring her ribs due to wearing a heavy robotic costume, reportedly prompting her co-star to dish out some tough love.

She said in a recent interview: “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?’”

In light of the comments going viral, the British actress has defended the Mission Impossible star, and explained that he meant no malice.

She told People via a statement: “I absolutely adore Tom, he’s a dear friend and he was a total gem to me.

“It was said as a joke to make me laugh, which it did in a big way.”

Blunt and Cruise starred opposite each other in Edge of Tomorrow (Getty Images)

The star added that said she found it “ludicrous” that subsequent reports on her initial quotes had been “spun as something that offended” her.

She said: “It’s ludicrous that it’s being spun as something that offended me. It didn’t. I shared the story as light-heartedly as it was meant by Tom.

“And it’s still something we laugh about to this day.”

Last week, it reported that Blunt shared the incident on a recent episode of the SmartLess podcast, telling the show hosts: “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 cosy; there was nothing cosy about these suits. It was like 85lb, it was so heavy. The first time I put it on I started to cry and [Tom] didn’t know what to do.

The stars wore heavy suits in the 2014 sci-fi flick

“He just stared at me and was like, ‘I know, I know’, 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’.”

Retelling Cruise’s advice, Blunt added: “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?’.”

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.