Hey, did you know “Edge of Tomorrow” is actually a laugh riot? Let Tom Cruise tell you.
“I really like a character comedy,” says Cruise of the forthcoming sci-fi film. “To me, this is a very funny movie.”
Okay, so maybe it's not a total comedy – but as Cruise notes, director Doug Liman knows a thing or two about finding humor in unexpected places.
“In Doug's films, he has a unique comedy…he has a good sense of drama-comedy, he's got a good sense of character comedy that kinda makes you go, 'oooh!' you know? But it still makes you laugh.”
So how would Cruise describe his character, a military officer caught in a “Groundhog Day”-style time loop during a brutal futuristic war with an alien race?
“He's an unabashed coward, basically,” says the actor. Oh, boy.
Other things we learned from the interview: Tom Cruise has admired Emily Blunt “from her very first films” and Tom Cruise's exo-suit in the movie weighed 120 pounds!
Watch the full interview above (and a more bite-sized clip below).
“Edge of Tomorrow” hits theaters this Friday. You can read Drew's review of the film here.