Tom Cruise both worked helicopter controls and parachuted from another helicopter during the Mission: Impossible recording in Hellesylt.
The Hollywood star arrived at the foot of Helsetkopen on Sunday in what is apparently his own, matte black Airbus single-engine helicopter – which he also flew in London earlier this summer. Cruise flies the helicopter himself.
He took a helicopter certificate before the recording of the previous Mission: Impossible in 2018, which was documented in a behind-the-scenes video. The film shows, among other things, the star who practices the helicopter hunt with the other pilots – using toy helicopters.
Waited for days
After several days of waiting for good recording weather, Tom Cruise completed four jumps with a motorcycle on the huge ramp on the mountain top. The bikes landed on the rocks below, while Cruise arrived by parachute.
This weekend’s recording in Norway also featured skydiving scenes, which Tom Cruise himself was responsible for. Then he jumped out of an orange, Norwegian helicopter.
Also during filming in London earlier this summer, Cruise made several parachute jumps from a helicopter. Director and screenwriter for Mission: Impossible film number seven in the series, Christopher McQuarrie, has revealed in interviews that there will be “at least three obscene stunts” that will make the spectacular helicopter hunt from the 2018 film “look like child’s play”, according to Collider.
“It will be fantastic on film”, says Tom Cruise to Åndalsnes Avis, where he also praises Norway as a “fantastic place”.
The filming was a pure folk festival, where the audience sat on camping chairs to witness the Hollywood star’s aerial acrobatics. And Tom Cruise waved and smiled willingly to those present.
“After the third jump, he came over and talked to us from a distance of twenty meters. He loves the nature here and is very grateful for the hospitality he has experienced”, says Ole Arnstein Ringdal to NRK Møre og Romsdal.
“Memory for life. Popular guy. He also waved several times from the train roof before he came all the way to us”, writes one of the spectators on the Facebook page of Åndalsnes Avis when Cruise was down on Saturday and rehearsed scenes on the train which have been turned into “The Orient Express” for the occasion – and which will soon roll along the Rauma line.
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