In a surprise visit to CinemaCon at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, Cruise talks about the experience of hanging on to the side of an Airbus A400, attached by a thin cable, for a major stunt in Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation.
I was actually scared shitless…I was in a harness, on my side, that was kind of loose so you can see the vibration of my body against the plane. I was thinking about edits [and suddenly, the wind ] takes my feet off the wing. [On the second take] I got hit by just a little particle. I literally thought it broke my ribs.
In all the scene took a whole day of shooting and eight takes.
I want to put the audience on the edge of their seats. it gives the audience a different feeling when [the stunt] is practical.