Last night, “Extra’s” Mark Wright caught up with Tom Cruise at CinemaCon’s Paramount Pictures Presentation in Las Vegas, where the superstar was honored with the Pioneer Award.
Along with the honor, Cruise was on hand for a sneak peek of the latest installment of his billion-dollar "Mission: Impossible" franchise. Of his “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” injury that he suffered last year, he commented, “As soon as I hit the side of the wall, I looked down... you could see the shot I looked down saying, 'I just broke it.' I knew it. I just knew I broke... I thought, 'I gotta get past the camera,' because I thought, 'I don't want to do this take again.'”
After the set mishap, Tom went through rehab on the ankle, sharing, “Six weeks and then I was running because all the sprinting in the film. I worked hard in rehab and training, and I gotta tell you it was not easy. It really hurt.”
Cruise also reflected on his childhood dream of being a movie star, sharing, “I was about four years old when I thought I would love to go into film. I'd write little skits for my sisters and mom to make them laugh. I just loved movies. I loved all kinds of films.”
As for the many jobs he had as a kid, Tom said, “Cutting the grass and cleaning the yard for allowance. I sold holiday cards door to door. I had newspaper routes. The newspaper routes, I used to wake up at 4:30 in the morning. I had two routes, one in the morning and one in the evening. I worked in an ice cream store, several of them. Of course, busboy. I was never a waiter, but I was a fast-food chef. Whatever I could do — you gotta learn!”
“Mission: Impossible — Fallout" is in theaters July 27.