Cameron Diaz on Tom Cruise’s manic insistence on doing more dangerous stunts

Cameron Diaz is currently working on Knight & Day, an action film with Tom Cruise that was previously titled Wichita. We’ve seen photos of Cruise all serious and adrenaline-pumped on the set looking like he’s doing his own stunts – in wedge shoes. Cameron has confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that Tommy boy indeed does his own stunts and that he practically begs for more dangerous and action-filled scenes. Cameron said that Cruise is like a professional stuntman and then she added the key point in her anecdote – “What he does is, like, crazy.” Is anyone else picturing the couch-jumping incident? He has to channel all that mad energy somewhere:

CAMERON Diaz says Tom Cruse makes an excellent stuntman.

The actress — who stars opposite Cruise in upcoming movie Knight & Day — insists the Top Gun star is the “best” when it comes to daring scenes.

“Tom was on top of the car, and I’m inside the car going: ‘Ahhh! Ahhh!’” she said.

“And he’s on the hood of the car flying through the air, you know, cabled to a car, jumping 20 feet across — I’m like: ‘I want an action scene, you guys! ‘I wanna fight! I wanna be on the hood of a car! Write it! Just write it in somewhere.’

“Tom is a professional stuntman. If he wasn’t Tom Cruise the movie star, he would be the best stuntman in the business. He’s phenomenal. What he does is, like, crazy.”

[From ShowbizSpy]

The NY Post has more news from the set of Knight & Day that shows just how dangerous stunt work can be. In one filmed scene, Tom and Cameron fled on a motorcycle from real stampeding bulls (they’re probably trained bulls, but still) in what looks like a recreated scene from the running of the bulls in Pamplona. A few days earlier, seven of the bulls got loose and hurt some passers-by although it sounds like none of the injuries were serious. Damn Tom, slow down.

In related Tom Cruise news, OK! Magazine, which is running a bizarre campaign to compete with Star lately, claims that Tom and Katie are doing fine and that they have reached an “Exclusive New Marriage Deal – $75 Million for Baby Number 2!” This is probably no more true than the other stories in competing rags about how Katie is moving out or leaving Tom. It’s nice to see gossip magazines making up positive fake stories, though. I’ll put this one on the imaginary shelf next to Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson’s domestic bliss, Jennifer Aniston’s pregnancy, and Jen and Brad’s reunion.


Tom and Cameron are shown on the Sevilla, Spain set of Knight & Day on 11/28 and 11/29/09. Look at Cameron’s stunt double! Credit: ENF/Fame Pictures

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  1. ccoop says:

    Can you spell o-v-e-r-c-o-m-p-e-n-s-a-t-i-o-n? I knew you could!

  2. lucy2 says:

    Yeah I have to agree. He always seems out to prove to the world (and himself) how manly and tough he is. Aside from all the crazy, I feel sorry for him because he seems unhappy and constantly trying to convince himself and everyone that his life is perfect.

  3. Kirsten says:

    I think it is because he is so short… its easy to throw his body around… like a gymnast!

  4. Firestarter says:

    RE:Kendra- One week to go? I had heard she was due Christmas day, so unless Christmas is next week, they are a bit off.

  5. Dorothy says:

    A lot of people out there are adrenaline junkies maybe Tom is one too. Some people are such haters!

  6. Meghan says:

    Is that pic of Nicole on OK! even recent? For some reason I’m getting a “when she was pregnant with Sunday” vibe.

  7. Sumodo says:

    This Tom Cruise-Cameron Diaz project sounds like a bomb in the making. Already a name change? The first title was an abomination that movie critics would have made clever puns about, then they change it to a title they could make EVEN MORE PUNS about. *Sigh* Give Cameron a stunt, already.

  8. Cerulean says:

    Can a bull be trained??

  9. Karin says:

    Stunned man indeed… Cameron must be crouching behind the back wheel of that bike for her to look the same height as him!

  10. birdie says:

    The picture of Cameron with her stunt double is creepy!

    Anyone this movie looks like its gonna suck… They need to give us what we really wanna see (or at least what I want to see), a pump-wearing Tom Cruise dressed as a woman (think: Katie Holmes) making out with Cameron Diaz who could pass his boyfriend (she’s taller and has narrower hips than Tom).

  11. girl says:

    I would believe he were just an adrenaline junkie if he were constantly doing bullshit like this on his own. That he is doing it in movies, where I presume he is supposed to be playing what is supposed to be a likeable character (he usually does, it seems, but I haven’t bothered to watch his movies in a long time).

    I don’t like him. He seems more like an approval junkie.

  12. pixiegirl says:

    I find it odd that Tom Cruise is in a new movie.

  13. lilred says:

    @Cerulean yes, bulls can be trained as can most any animal, some just take longer than others.

  14. Firestarter says:

    I wonder if he is wearing Kitten heels when he does his stunts?!

  15. TwinkleToes says:

    I’m a sort of an adrenaline junkie, as I used to skydive in my mid 20’s but no, Tom is just merely bipolar with an emphasis on the manic pole. These rare types hardly show any signs of depressive activity. Their manic pole gets in physical and verbal altercations with others. That IS their high but they don’t have the balls to go skydiving. The manic person just says weird things, over spends or picks fights with others. It’s never a calculated life threatening thing such as skydiving when you need your wits about you. They are sick pussies.

  16. TwinkleToes says:

    Aha! Kitten heels and lifts, you guys are great! Thanks.

  17. Lindsay says:

    Why is Nicole Kidman still “Tom’s ex.” They both have remarried, she is one of the most famous actresses and many people think she is very talented. Her husband is a well known country music star. They divorced in 2001, is being Tom’s ex still her most important title to these people?

  18. Whitey Fisk says:

    “…he’s doing his own stunts – in wedge shoes.”

    That right there is what keeps me coming back to this site incessantly. I’m just reading innocently along and – BAM! Whatever I’m drinking shoots straight out my nose. Thanks for being you, CB.

  19. Dianne says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how many people actually pay to go see this movie.

    I predict it will be a huge flop, because a large number of people figure Tom is pretty much a nut.

  20. Gypsy says:

    Tom Cruise is lucky to be a rich and famous man, if not he would be one of those losers who gets on blogs and complain about famous people.
    Knowing that I will never be rich or famous makes me qualified to tell those rich people how to live.

  21. Dianne says:

    Well, Gypsy, I’ve been thinking more and more that thank GOD I’m not rich and famous.

    It seems to send people into insanity.

  22. MilkBottle says:

    Following a herd of bulls on a motorbike isn’t anything I havn’t done before on my parents farm. Big Deal