Cruise challenged Corden to try diving from a plane himself, a mission Corden chose to accept.
The stunt Corden mocked Cruise for was in fact a dangerous military manoeuvre where someone who skydives from an aircraft opens their parachute close to the ground.
Cruise is well-known for doing his own stunts. Earlier this year, the actor broke his foot whilst filming scenes for the latest Mission: Impossible – Fallout; footage of the break made it into the final cut of the film.
Before diving out of the plane with Corden, Cruise joked with the crew about Corden turning up to do the stunt. He said: “Between you and me, I was half expecting him to text me and tell me he was cancelling.”
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Corden, meanwhile, deadpanned a response. “I’ve actually been trying to get hold of Tom for the last couple of days to cancel, but apparently I had his number saved wrong in my phone. So, I’d also like to take this time to apologise to Tom Hiddleston for all the messages I sent him about my case of food poisoning.”
Moments before jumping, Corden joked: “If we both die, I will get zero press.”
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Before the jump, Corden said all he could hear in his head was the Mission: Impossible theme music; the two then proceeded to hum the theme tune before they got ready to leave the aircraft.
Corden jumped whilst attached to an experience skydiver. Cruse, meanwhile, jumped alongside Corden on his own.
Corden joked, “next time you come on the show, let’s just do a chat.”
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is in cinemas now.