Tom Cruise’s Mother Was Terrified By One Iconic Mission Impossible Stunt

Tom Cruise admits which Mission: Impossible stunt scared his mother the most. Since 1996, Cruise has played IMF agent Ethan Hunt in the Mission: Impossible film series, and he has carried off more audacious feats. Climbing the Burj Khalifa in Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol and hanging over the side of an aircraft in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the fifth film in the franchise released in 2015, are two of his most risky and iconic stunts. 

Cruise stated on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently that the plane stunt from Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation frightened his late mother, Mary Lee South, who died in 2017. The Mission: Impossible star recalls showing his mother the stunt in which he dangled off the side of an A400 plane, and she was understandably horrified and concerned for her son’s safety. Read on to find out what Cruise said:

I showed her when I was on the A400, the side of the airplane in Rogue Nation, and she was like, “Honey, is that you on the side of that airplane?” I said, “Yes ma’am,” and she goes “Oh lordy, I’m so glad you didn’t tell me about that one.”