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Olga Kurylenko “Nearly Killed” Tom Cruise in Iceland

In an interview with The New Zealand Herald, headlined ‘Olga Kurylenko nearly killed co-stars Craig and Cruise,’ the Ukranian-born actress describes how she jeopardized Daniel Craig’s safety while shooting Quantum of Solace and how she did the same with Tom Cruise in Iceland when they filmed a scene on a motorcycle for Oblivion.

olga_kurylenko_wikiOlga Kurylenko. Photo: from Wikipedia.

“I tried to take control of the handlebars when Tom was driving and we almost had an accident,” she said.

“We were riding over rough terrain in Iceland and I said to her ‘All you have to do is really hold on to me.’ She had to hold on tight as every bump we hit I had to accelerate. But every time we hit a bump, her hands left my sides and she tried to grab the handlebars,” Cruise explained. “I was thinking I hope the camera doesn’t see me slapping her hand.”

In an interview with Variety, Cruise rejoiced in the experience. “To be the first person to ride a motorcycle across landscapes in Iceland was amazing,” he said. “When we were there, the sun never went down. We were up for 24 hours. I got to ride motorcycles where no one else is allowed to.”


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