A family in the U.K. got the celebrity surprise of a lifetime.
Alison Webb from Warwickshire, U.K. was unaware she was about to meet one of the biggest stars in the world after being asked if a helicopter carrying an “unnamed VIP” could use her family’s field to land, BBC News reports.
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The unknown celebrity in question? None other than Tom Cruise himself!
The actor was filming the latest “Mission: Impossible” film when he needed a place to land his helicopter after the nearby airport was closed, the outlet noted.
"I thought it would be kind of cool for the kids to see the helicopter land in the garden," Webb said. "[Tom Cruise] basically arrived and got out and it was like, wow."
Webb said Cruise immediately walked over to her children and “elbow bumped” them to say hello and thank them. The star even stopped to take a photo with the starstruck family.
Webb thought her day couldn’t get any more surprising.
"Then he said if the kids would like they could go up in the helicopter," she said. "It turned out to be an incredible day. It was surreal, I still now can't believe it happened."
In October of last year, production on the action film was halted for one week after 12 people on set in Italy tested positive for COVID-19.
Prior to shutting down production, Cruise was adamant about continuing to film “Mission: Impossible 7”, and footed the bill for two cruise ships in order to keep the cast and crew quarantined, according to Traveller.
After production began again in December, Cruise was recorded shouting at the London production staff after seeing two members breaking safety protocols by standing too close together.
In an audio released by The Sun, Cruise was heard yelling “We are the gold standard. They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us,” Cruise can be heard saying. “Because they believe in us and what we’re doing. I’m on the phone with every f***ing studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!”
“Mission: Impossible 7” is scheduled to be released on May 27, 2022.