Hanging off the side of an airplane wasn’t the only stunt Tom Cruise did for 'Mission Impossible : Rougue of Nation,' he also held his breath for six minutes.
It's no longer news that Tom Cruise indeed went on a rogue mission with his stunts in the action thriller 'Mission Impossible : Rogue of Nation.'
A recently released stunt featurette proves that Cruise had to hold his breath for six minutes for the 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' underwater scene.
Speaking on the experience, Cruise said “Normally in underwater sequences, people hold their breath for 10 seconds, 15 seconds max.”
“So I had to prove to everyone that it was actually safe, and spend time with the safety guys and the safety officers to show them, look, not only is it safe, it’s better that I know how to hold my breath because I’m going to be very relaxed. No one’s going to have to rush in, no one’s going to have to panic.”
Speaking on the stunt, a crew of movie said; “Tom’s very comfortable underwater, and he likes to challenge the crew by staying under longer than he should on a breath-hold, get us all worried.”
Cruise's co-star Rebecca Ferguson also learned to hold her breath, and also did her own stunts in the movie.
In 2011's 'Ghost Protocol,' his character scaled the top of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai - which is the tallest man-made structure in the world.