“I kept saying to the stunt guys, ‘I need to spin around and figure out how to maneuver that suit,’” the actor, 51, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “The thing weighed anywhere from 85 to 125 lbs. when I had full armor on it.”
“In my initiation to the action world, in stunt training I almost broke my nose,” she says. “It wasn’t even a cool story. I smacked myself in the face with my sword. Tom came into the trailer as I was sitting there with ice on my face and high-fived me and said, ‘Welcome to the club.’ I said, ‘Dude, I’m in so much pain.’ He said, ‘Yeah!’ ”
Cruise also took some hits, including falling off a car during a scene.
“I was bleeding – I got slashed by the metal,” he says. “But that stuff happens. The thing with Em was, we never compared bruises. Making an action movie everyone’s in pain, so you just don’t mention it.”
Source: People magazine