Star of the upcoming Jack Reacher film, Danika Yarosh, has revealed that Hollywood legend Tom Cruise helped her to prepare and train for the role. According to Yarosh, the Top Gun actor took her ‘under his wing’ and helped to teach her about the filming process as well as giving her tips on how to execute stunts without getting hurt. It was the 18-year-old actress’s first major film role.
Yarosh told the Press Association: “The first week on set he actually gave me this big dictionary with everything I ever wanted to know about film.
“It was a dictionary specific for film, so if I was ever on set and something was said that I didn’t understand but didn’t want to ask, I could just look it up no problem.
“He taught me about everyone on set, what their roles were, and how they contributed to the film.”
“He taught me all about stunts so if he was ever doing a big stunt that I wasn’t part of he had me sit next to the camera so I could watch him do it in real life and see how you see it on camera.
“It was a masterclass from the best.”
In a recent interview Cruise was asked if he planned to reduce the amount of stunts in upcoming films.
“In each one (film) I’m just learning a new challenge,” he said.
“I like studying, I’m always studying, pushing myself to find new stuff. I kind of find something and make it part of the movie.
“I just do it, it’s who I am and part of my life. I’ve trained my whole life and I just apply it to movies – I’m always learning a new skill.”
Jack Reacher: Never Look Back is released in UK cinemas this week.