Like Paul Newman , Tom Cruise has a history of looking out for his female costars. Cruise's former onscreen girlfriend Lea Thompson recently revealed that when the pair were filming 's All the Right Moves, Cruise shut down one of the topless scenes Thompson was supposed to do. What's more is, when Thompson went topless for the other scene that didn't get cut, Cruise offered to bare himself in solidarity. This isn't the first time one of Cruise's costars has spoken out about the actor's respectful demeanor. After Cruise and Emily Blunt worked together in 's Edge of Tomorrow , the actress talked about how the action movie set a new feminist bar, adding that it was in part due to Cruise, who was "very much behind having his butt kicked in a movie.
Tom Cruise Once Helped Lea Thompson Get Out Of Filming A Nude Scene
How Tom Cruise once saved BTTF actress Lea Thompson from topless scene | Metro News
Over 35 years into his career and at the age of 56, Tom Cruise is still burning up the box office , entering the weekend charts at number one with Mission Impossible — Fallout , the sixth film in the Mission Impossible series. In his early days as a fellow Brat-Packer, he was better known for 80s films like Risky Business , The Outsiders , and the football film, All the Right Moves , about a star football player who often clashed with his head coach Craig T. Cruise also stood up to his producers on behalf of his co-star Lea Thompson, who was also a burgeoning star at the time. Thompson still had to film the second nude scene, but Cruise stood with her in solidarity.
'I'LL BE NAKED TOO': Tom Cruise stood up for Lea Thompson over nude scene
Back in , Lea Thompson starred in "All the Right Moves," but there were two scenes that made her hesitant about the role -- the scenes were topless. Lea's costar Tom Cruise recognized that situation and stepped in. I've always been grateful to him for standing up to the producers," she said. Fox, whom she still keeps in touch with. If you want an old memory… I didn't realize he was a star then.
While Crusie may have been new to the game, he wasn't afraid to stand up to filmmakers on behalf of his co-star. Lea Thompson recently spoke about her experience making the film, which required her to go topless. However, it turns out that the script originally called for multiple topless scenes, but with the help of her co-star, that ended up being cut down to one scene, and Cruise helped his co-star feel comfortable in that scene as well.