Some South Africans are seeing stars in the daylight after Hollywood legend Tom Cruise was reportedly spotted soaring through KZN’s South Coast in his own helicopter and also seen in Hoedspruit, Limpopo where he received a warm welcome from a local resident in the form of being flashed.
The early chapters of Cruise’s stay in South Africa are connected to the filming of the hit franchise Mission Impossible for the 8th installment.
WATCH: Is that Cruise cruising over Orbij Gorge?
#TomCruise Tom’s already in South Africa!
“Tom Cruise flying his own chopper over Oribi Gorge. He is here for a few days to check out the area. They want to shoot Mission Impossible 8 here.”#TomCruise#MissionImpossible8#TomCruisenews pic.twitter.com/WTlylYgj0P
— Tom Cruise Fan #follow me (@Tomcruisetopp) February 10, 2022
A Twitter update further revealed photos of the planes that arrived in Hoedspruit (Limpopo) as part of a big stunt for the movie.
— Tom Cruise News (@TCNews62) February 8, 2022
— Tom Cruise News (@TCNews62) February 12, 2022
A Hoedspruit resident, known for her leopard spotting skills and photography also spotted the actor and snapped him. According to said resident, Gillian Leigh Soames, she spotted Mr. Cruise flying over her home in a helicopter. In adding some spice and a warm welcome to the experience, Gillian decided to flash him and the “chopper flashed her back” as per her social media announcement.
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Cruise and the crew are expected to be in the Limpopo area for around two months where Blyde River Canyon, only an hour away, will stand as one of the film’s settings.
And Capetonians can also look forward to doing some star-watching as Cruise and the Mission Impossible team are also expected to travel to the Mother City to shoot more scenes!
Cruise is the latest addition to the celebrity brigade in SA. David Dobrik and Logan Paul (both known for their YouTube presences) also became tourists in SA this year. In terms of receiving ‘special greetings,’ Paul was met by some of our more wild South Africans…
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