If Tom Cruise ever makes a mistake, don’t expect an apology.
That’s the experience of Simon Pegg, who’s co-starred with Cruise in each of his “Mission: Impossible” movies.
Speaking with The Times, Pegg shared the observation he’s made about Cruise over the years.
“The best thing he taught me is never to accept responsibility for a mistake,” Pegg explained.
“But in a funny way,” he continued. “Like if something goes wrong and it’s his fault, he’ll flatly deny it. And then if someone corrects him, instead of saying sorry, he’ll just say, ‘Yeah,’ and wink at me.”
Added Pegg: “I admitted f**king up once and he said — with a wry smile, I hasten to add — ‘Simon, don’t do that.’ He maintains his authority by never being to blame for anything.”
Shortly after Pegg’s interview went public, the actor began trending on social media.
He took to his own Instagram account on Saturday, sharing a short video to his Story, clarifying the comments. He also posted the clip on Twitter.
“I’m currently trending on Twitter for something I said in the Times interview about Tom Cruise never accepting responsibility for his mistakes…” Pegg said in the video. “Like it isn’t just a f**king running joke that we have. Stop being so f**king literal.”
— Pegg News (@simonpegg) June 11, 2022