The renowned British actor Simon Pegg, known for his role as Benji in the Mission: Impossible films, expressed his unwavering concern for the safety of his American co-star, Tom Cruise.
During the Red Carpet of Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning – Part One in Rome, the cast shared insights about this highly anticipated installment in the enduring franchise. In an interview with the esteemed American magazine Deadline, Simon Pegg shed light on his character Benji Dunn and the daring stunts executed by Tom Cruise.
Simon Pegg, a vital part of the franchise since Mission: Impossible III, portrayed the witty and tech-savvy Benji Dunn. Despite Pegg’s more computer-bound role, he couldn’t help but express his concern for Tom Cruise and the perilous feats he consistently undertakes on screen.
Simon Pegg Fears For Tom Cruise Life During Mission: Impossible Stunts
Pegg reflected on the matter, saying, “You know, I’m lucky because Benji just kind of stays behind the computer and he does his thing,” said Pegg. “Tom is jumping off cliffs on a motorbike he’s hanging his you know, hanging off trains – it’s genuinely dangerous stuff.”
The British actor also revealed the constant unease experienced by the cast when witnessing Cruise’s daring stunts. He confessed, “There’s always a sense that, you know, one day, something might go wrong, we might lose Tom, you know. Anytime there’s a big stunt, we all have that sense of, you know, fear, but he always pulls it off.”
Directed and written by the talented Christopher McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning – Part One boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Tom Cruise, Hayley Atwell, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Esai Morales, Pom Klementieff, Mariela Garriga, Henry Czerny, Shea Whigham, Greg Tarzan Davis, Charles Parnell, Frederick Schmidt, Cary Elwes, Mark Gatiss, Indira Varma, and Rob Delaney.
The fans can look forward to experiencing the adrenaline-fueled excitement of Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning – Part One, the seventh chapter of this captivating series, when it arrives in theaters on July 12.