It doesn’t take much to get Tom Cruise into a plane for an aerial stunt or two, and the coronation of the U.K.’s King Charles III was such an occasion. Having previously taken to the skies in the U.K. while filming his upcoming movie Mission: Impossible –Dead Reckoning Part 1, Cruise used his own private yet to record a special message that was played during Sunday’s star-studded celebration concert the day after King Charles’ coronation.
Cruise’s short video message was one of many pre-recorded messages that were shared in between live musical performances from the likes of Katy Perry, Lionel Ritchie and Bette Midler, and saw the Hollywood actor piloting his plain and giving the new King a very tempting offer. From the cockpit, Cruise said:
“Pilot to pilot, Your Majesty, you can be my wingman any time.”
Following the message, Cruise was seen swooping off in into the clouds in typical daredevil fashion. After spending much of the last year in the U.K. filming many stunts for his upcoming Mission: Impossible movies, this is probably a little tame for action-hero Cruise, but the sentiment was probably greatly appreciated even if the King declines to take up the offer.
Tom Cruise Has Been Spotted Performing Many Death-Defying Stunts.
Over the last year Tom Cruise has pushed his desire to perform the most daring and dangerous stunts possible to new limits, despite now being in his 60s. There have been many reports that Cruise’s new Mission: Impossible movies will be his last, but that has yet to be confirmed and it may well turn out that he has more in him yet. In recent interviews, Cruise has made it clear that he loves doing these type of stunts, and he even joked about continuing to do his own stunts when he is 100 years old. When asked by Jimmy Kimmel about the chances of him still doing crazy stunts in twenty or forty years time, Cruise replied:
“I’m planning on it. I’ve been doing it my whole life. Always writing, always working on stories and writing skits. I was that kid that, I would crawl out of the attic and I’d be on the roof and I was about 4 years old because I liked looking at the sky and the clouds and stars.”
From motorcycles and cars, to trains and helicopters, Tom Cruise has been seen putting his life at risk on all of them all in the name of entertainment. There are many ways that Cruise could hand over the danger to a stunt double or even a CGI recreation of himself for his many action hero moments, but it is something he just seems incapable for doing. To prove the point of how much he loves throwing himself into his work, the actor even recorded a special thanks to fans for making last year’s Top Gun: Maverick the highest grossing year of 2022 while thousands of feet in the air and throwing himself out of a plane.
Fans will get to see Cruise’s next round of action stunts come to life on the big screen when Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One hits theaters on July 14, 2023.
This story originally appeared on Movieweb