Tourist star denounces Tom Cruise’s stunt assumptions

The tourist Actor Jamie Dornan has challenged assumptions about Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise’s stunts for his films.

Dornan’s new BBC thriller series has a huge piece of action at the very heart of its story when his character, known only as The Man, finds himself stranded in Australia with amnesia after a misdemeanor accident leak.

From the trailer above, it looks like the car crash stunt was an ordeal to film for Dornan and the Touristic crew – and indeed the actor joked to Digital Spy that he got “too involved” in the shoot.

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“That was okay… F ** k,” he recalls. “We had a lot of time in the program. I think the first two weeks of filming was just hunting, you know? And that wasn’t enough. We had to come back later and find time to do stuff in it. the studio with, on a Simtrav [virtual production unit], where I was in a studio, and there was stuff going on.

“You can tell how covered it is; how many drone action there are; how many different cameras there are inside; the reality of being really out there in the dirt and having shit stuck in my eyes. It was really crazy… It was like that. what it must be like to turn five months of Mad Max or something – this constant abuse in the Outback. But I think it’s a really good opening. “

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Dornan also took issue with the publicity surrounding Hollywood superstar Cruise about his involvement in filming his own stunts for the Impossible mission series.

“At the risk of sounding like Tom Cruise, I like to be involved as much as I can in all of these stunts. But sometimes there’s a line where they just won’t.”

The actor later added, “There’s an f ** king line. So we had a line, obviously, but I’ll do everything up to that line, because it’s fun, and I like it. While my body is still pretty much functioning, I will do anything. “

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Cruise suffered very serious injuries putting his body at risk while doing his own stunts while filming the Impossible mission movies. During filming Mission: Impossible – Fallout, the cast and crew had to be sent home when Cruise broke his ankle in a building jump stunt.

Her co-star Rebecca Ferguson later said Digital Spy she was amazed that he would be back on set a few months later to shoot more action scenes.

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“Literally the same old man. It’s amazing. I don’t know how he healed so quickly,” she said.

“I don’t remember how long the break was. I went diving, had a baby, you know, life goes on. I think he came back and he said, ‘I started. doing those other movies, “and you just think, ‘You just haven’t rested.'”

Dornan’s new series The tourist, which also features Course of actionby Shalom Brune-Franklin and Easyby Danielle Macdonald, premiered on New Years Day and continues Sunday, January 2 at 9 p.m. on BBC One.

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