Simon Pegg felt 'obliged' to do own stunts with Tom Cruise

June 1st, 2015

Simon Pegg felt ''obliged'' to do his own stunts opposite Tom Cruise.

The 45-year-old actor - who has appeared alongside Tom, 52, in the 'Mission: Impossible' movie franchise since 2006 - has confessed he felt compelled to ditch the stuntman and take on action-packed scenes himself in order to keep up with the hunky actor.

Simon - who recently filmed the fifth instalment 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' with Tom - explained: ''Tom never asks but he has a degree of professionalism you feel obliged to match, because if you didn't you'd let the side down.

''He did all the driving and I did all the sitting in the passenger seat screaming. It was huge fun.''

And although the 'Hot Fuzz' star refused to use a stand in for the dangerous stunts he insists he felt completely safe putting his life in the hands of the Golden Globe-winner.

He told The Sun newspaper: ''You feel safe. He's not reckless. You know that even though you're haring through an alley in Casablanca at 100mph you are not in any physical danger.''

'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation' hits cinemas next month.