• Simon Pegg said they are always worried that Tom Cruise won't survive when he does one of his crazy stunts
  • The actor said the preparation Cruise does for the stunts is "insane" 
  • "Mission: Impossible 7" is scheduled to hit the theaters on Nov. 19, 2021

Simon Pegg is opening up about what it's like watching Tom Cruise do his own stunts in the “Mission: Impossible” movies.

In a recent interview with talk show host Conan O’Brien, the 50-year-old actor talked about the upcoming installment of the blockbuster action franchise, “Mission: Impossible 7,” and explained why he is always worried about the well-being of his co-star during filming.

Pegg revealed that the cast and crew are always terrified when Cruise performs one of his crazy stunts, which include hanging onto a plane taking off for “Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation.” He also suggested that his co-star regularly puts his life at risk when doing these dangerous acts.

“When you watch the movie and you see him do those stunts, and it's nail-biting and there's a real sense of genuine kind of peril because you know that it's him. When we watch him do it, we have no idea if he's going to survive. So he takes a ride off a cliff, and everybody's just waiting for, 'Good canopy, good canopy, anybody?' It's terrifying,” Pegg said on “Conan.”

The “Shaun of the Dead” star also opened up about the preparation Cruise went through to perform his stunts in the seventh installment of the highly-successful franchise.

Pegg said that the “Jack Reacher” actor “absolutely loves” to train for the stunts and wants to be the best in every task that is given to him.

“He puts in a lot of work, he trains vigorously,” he said of Cruise. “He literally will become the best at, you tell him something and he'll just become the best at it. He'll take as many hours as it takes, but he won't do the stunt until he knows (it's safe). The prep that went into the big stunts for this film is insane.”

In August, Cruise was in the U.K. to film “Mission: Impossible 7” amid the global health crisis. The actor was recently seen doing a breathtaking bike stunt in Oxfordshire, London. The photos of him doing the stunt went viral on social media, and fans were pretty excited to see the things that the movie has in store for them.

Cruise was also recently seen filming a sequence on top of a moving train and shooting a car chase scene that ends in a car crash.

Apart from Cruise and Pegg, “Mission: Impossible 7” also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, Hayley Atwell and Shea Whigham.

“Mission: Impossible 7” is scheduled to hit the theaters on Nov. 19, 2021.

Tom Cruise and Simon Pegg
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 22: Simon Pegg and Tom Cruise attend the 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' U.S. Premiere at Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on July 22, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images) Photo by James Devaney/Getty Images