Stars liv­ing on the

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES - EDGE OF TO­MOR­ROW Now show­ing at Vil­lage Cin­e­mas


THREE pre­mieres, in three cities, in just one day. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are push­ing their own lim­its to pro­mote their lat­est movie Edge of To­mor­row, which pre­miered in Aus­tralia this week.

The tour be­gan with an early Lon­don pre­miere on Wed­nes­day last week, mov­ing on to Paris and end­ing in New York.

Film stars are used to jet­ting around to launch their projects, but not usu­ally on the same day.

Blunt, the 31- year- old ac­tress best known for The Devil Wears Prada, says it is typ­i­cal of her co- star.

“When I heard about the pre­miere idea of three in one day I just said, ‘ That’s Tom’s idea’,” she says.

Edge of To­mor­row is a com­bi­na­tion of ac­tion, sci­ence- fic­tion, a war movie and a love story, di­rected by Doug Li­man.

Cruise, 51, plays mil­i­tary PR man Ma­jor Wil­liam Cage, a quick- talk­ing coward who is forced to fight for hu­man­ity against an alien in­va­sion.

Blunt is the poster girl for the army, a highly trained war­rior and the only per­son who can help him when he starts liv­ing the same day over and over again, never reach­ing the to­mor­row of the ti­tle.

Shot in the UK at Warner Broth­ers’ Leaves­den Stu­dios, Li­man says three pre­mieres in 24 hours is noth­ing com­pared to what they achieved on set.

“Edge of To­mor­row was an im­pos­si­ble movie to make _ harder than any­thing I’ve ever done be­fore,” he says. “So, hav­ing a pre­miere day that starts off sound­ing im­pos­si­ble, re­ally seemed like it would be a great way to fin­ish.”

Cruise and Blunt joke about who will have more stamina stay­ing awake on the day.

“Be­cause I have a baby, I’m not sleep­ing as much any­way,” Blunt says.

Cruise counters: “You’ll be like un­con­scious. But I’ll be there.”

Cruise and Blunt were talk­ing on the rooftop of a Lon­don ho­tel, over­look­ing the open­ing lo­ca­tion of the movie, where the main char­ac­ter is flown in to Trafal­gar Square.

It was the first time a he­li­copter has ever landed in be­tween the fa­mous foun­tains, next to Nel­son’s Col­umn – some­thing Cruise still gets ex­cited talk­ing about.

De­spite shoot­ing around the clock, the stars took time out when Blunt in­vited Cruise to a trendy Lon­don sex club to cel­e­brate Matt Damon’s birth­day – a story she re­vealed on Jimmy Kim­mel’s US chat show.

Cruise laughs off the fact that she has now told ev­ery­one.

“He thought it was go­ing to be a more civilised night,” Blunt says. “But it was fun.”

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