In Knight and Day,
Tom plays a fugitive superspy. His co-star, Cameron Diaz, plays a lonely women whose random meeting with Tom's character turns her life upside down. The action-packed film is filled with stunts, and Tom says he performed almost all of them himself. In fact, he designed one of the film's most jaw-dropping maneuvers. "I'm always thinking of different stunts. I look at buildings and think, how could I climb it? How could I jump out? I was working on this...and I said, 'Look, we've got to do something where Cameron is on the bike and I get to flip her around and she shoots guns,'" he says."I'm very careful about it when I do it. Very studied, but I enjoy it. When I was a little kid, I used to go up on a roof and jump off the roof into the snow and do flips and stuff, and now I get to do it in movies."Watch Tom and Cameron try to perfect the stunts behind the scenes.
Cameron says working with Tom was especially rewarding because, aside from being a lot of fun, he expects a lot of his co-stars. "He has a very high standard," she says. "So that's a wonderful thing. That's what you know you're getting when you're working with Tom. You know that you're getting someone who is dedicated to bringing the best product forward possible, and to do that, you have to be engaged in the process."
Published on May 14, 2010