Christopher McQuarrie, director of Mission: Impossible, has corrected previous statements regarding the interest of the media in Tom Cruise.
The director and producer of Top Gun: Maverick, who has worked with Tom Cruise on nine films, discussed the actor, who is considered to be one of the most bankable talents in Hollywood, in an open and honest manner.
The question that prompted McQuarrie to make these remarks was whether the rumor mill surrounding the next two Mission: Impossible films, which have been billed as the final installments in the franchise, won’t actually be the end for Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt.
McQuarrie’s comments come after it was asked whether the rumor mill surrounding the next two Mission: Impossible films will actually be the end for Cruise’s character.
“Let me tell you, I’ve been working with Tom Cruise for 15 years, and I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve been standing next to the man, witnessed an event, and then read about it in the trades the next day and none of what they describe is actually true,” he said in an interview with Variety.
“Let me tell you, I’ve been working with Tom Cruise for 15 years and I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve been standing next to the man, witnessed an event In order for McQuarrie to drive home his argument, he opted to tell the one anecdote about the actor that was “one hundred percent” accurate.
We were in Birmingham filming a scene between Tom and Haley [Atwell],” he explained, adding, “The next day I read an article in the paper that said Tom and four other guests went out to dinner at an Indian restaurant.”
While we were there, he said, “the next day I read an article in the paper that said Tom was in Birmingham.” I read that Tom insisted on sitting at a table not in a separate room but in the main restaurant with the other diners and that Tom ordered three orders of chicken masala since he enjoyed it so much.
I found this information fascinating. Continued McQuarrie: The next day, I called Tom and said, ‘There’s something peculiar about this article.
It is factually accurate to a one hundred percent! That is the very first time I’ve read a story in which every single thing transpired precisely as it was stated.
It would appear that the restaurant Asha’s itself was responsible for the accuracy of the news, as the establishment disclosed the information on its official Twitter page in August 2021, writing: The evening at Asha’s Birmingham was made even more special by the presence of Tom Cruise, who was a guest there.
Tom placed an order for our world-famous Chicken Tikka Masala, and he appreciated it so much that as soon as he finished eating it, he placed another order for it.
This is the highest compliment we could receive. McQuarrie, who directed the Jack Reacher movie and the Mission: Impossible installments Rogue Nation and Fallout, has voiced his disapproval of writings about Cruise that cite anonymous sources.
“When you read ‘anonymous sources’ or’sources close to the production say,’ that’s somebody putting it out there for a certain reason,” he said. “When you read ‘anonymous sources’ or’sources close to the production say,’ that’s somebody putting it out there.”
That is someone who wants other people to think that for a specific reason, and you can never be really sure what that reason is. You become accustomed to ignoring it and laughing it off.