Why Tom Cruise's Driving Made Simon Pegg Want to Scream
As the resident intelligence analyst in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise, Simon Pegg rarely has to step in harm’s way. But in “Rogue Nation,” the fifth sequel, the British star found himself in a seemingly precarious high-speed car chase sequence.
Luckily, with adrenalin junkie Tom Cruise behind the wheel, Pegg had nothing to fear.
“He’s an extraordinary driver—as good if not better than anybody else on the driving team for the stunt crew,” Pegg tells Made in Hollywood. “Tom did all the driving and we are driving at those speeds.”
Pegg insists that although he appears to be scared out of his wits in the scene, in truth it was spine tingling.
“I wasn’t terrified in that I thought I was going to die, but it was like being on a roller coaster—which you always scream on,” he explains, clarifying, “a very safe roller coaster. It was brilliant fun.”
"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" hit theaters Friday. Watch the trailer below.