Emily Blunt Reveals How Tom Cruise Reacted When She Cried Over 85 Lb. Costume On Set

Nearly ten years after working with Tom Cruise on 'Edge of Tomorrow,' Emily Blunt is opening up about the actor's no-nonsense attitude on set.

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(UPDATE: 12/12/22 AT 8:20 P.M. ET): Emily has clarified her comments about Tom’s direction on the set of the film, saying they were “taken literally and absurdly out of context” by fans and the media. “It’s ludicrous that it’s being spun as something that offended me. It didn’t,” she told PEOPLE following her earlier comments on Smartless. “I shared the story as lightheartedly as it was meant by Tom. And it’s still something we laugh about to this day.”

As far as her relationship with Tom goes, she says she “adores” him. “I absolutely adore Tom, he’s a dear friend and he was a total gem to me,” she explained. “It was said as a joke to make me laugh, which it did in a big way.”

(Original Story): Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise starred together in the 2014 movie, Edge of Tomorrow, and the actress opened up about what it was like working with the intense film star in a new interview. Emily discussed the rigorous training process for the movie, which took more than two months. In order to get used to wearing the extremely heavy costumes required for the film, the stars worked out in weighted vests. “We had to wear these enormous robotic suits,” Emily explained on the Smartless podcast. “It would’ve been great if they could have CGI-ed them, but we wanted to do it practically, in a tactile way.”

The actress revealed that her suit was about 85 pounds. “It was so heavy,” she recalled. “The first time I put it on, I started to cry in front of Tom, and he didn’t know what to do.” Emily said that, at first, Tom “just stared at [her] and was like, ‘I know, I know.'” But as time went on, she started getting more anxious. “I was like, ‘Tom, I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this shoot,’ and just started to cry,” she shared. “I said, ‘I’m feeling a bit panicky about the whole shoot.'”

At that point, Tom didn’t have time for her tears anymore. “He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do,” Emily admitted. ” And he goes, ‘Come on, stop being such a p***y, okay?’ I did laugh. And then we got through it.” Emily also chuckled while retelling the story on the podcast.

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Emily and Tom on the red carpet. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Since Emily opened up about the situation, the story has gotten some mixed reviews. Many fans think Tom was being too harsh with her for her reaction to the intense filming methods. However, Emily appeared to take Tom’s advice in stride, and clearly, they were able to get through the pain and produce the final product of the film.

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