Hanging off the side of an airplane wasn’t the only stunt Tom Cruise prepared for his latest “Mission: Impossible” film.
In order to film an underwater scene for “Rogue Nation,” the actor learned how to hold his breath for several minutes under the guidance of a freediving expert.
A new behind-the-scenes video featured on Access Hollywood, reveals the training process he underwent, which was originally designed as a military program.
“I had to prove to everyone that it was actually safe,” Cruise says in the clip. “Not only is it safe, but it’s better that I know how to hold my breath, because I’m going to be very relaxed. No one’s going to have to rush in, no one has to panic.”