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25th Jul 2015

Simon Pegg Reveals That His Co-Star Tom Cruise Is Not The Person We Think He Is

"There's a lot of mythology about him".

Simon Pegg has opened up about his co-star Tom Cruise and insists he’s “far more human” than his public persona. 

The actors star alongside each other in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Simon has now shrugged off the “mythology” surrounding Cruise.

attends The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future and Paramount Pictures Presentation at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April, 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Simon says Tom is “very fun” and “kind of vulnerable”. 

Speaking to E! Online, the actor revealed: “I love Tom. I love working with him because he’s a really interesting person. I feel really privileged to get to see the real man, you know?

“There’s a lot of mythology about him, a lot of speculation about the kind of myth that surrounds him that people are very keen to believe.”

The pair starred alongside each other in Mission: Impossible 5. 

“When you actually meet the man himself, he’s different. He’s far more human. He’s very fun. He’s kind of vulnerable, and he’s a human being, and it’s great to see.

“But he can also be Tom Cruise when he wants to be. I say to him, I say, ‘Do Tom Cruise.’ And puts his sunglasses on and smiles. ‘There’s Tom Cruise!’ And he knows it! It’s a brilliant capacity to have.”

HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 12:  Actor Tom Cruise attends "Hugh Jackman... One Night Only" Benefiting MPTF at Dolby Theatre on October 12, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MPTF)
The star is reportedly dating his assistant, Emily. 

Simon’s comments come amid reports that Tom “banished” his niece from the family after “making out” with a boy.

In a YouTube video uploaded by scientologist Nick Lister, the Cocktail actor is accused of sending his niece across the country to Missouri and keeping her from family functions.