Lea Thompson, Tom Cruise’s co-star in 1983 sports drama All The Right Moves, has told how the actor stepped in when producers wanted her to do two scenes topless.
Thompson, who played Cruise’s girlfriend in the movie, told Closer Weekly that the way Cruise went about it made him a ‘badass’.
“[The producers] wanted me to show my breasts twice in the script,” she said.
“I didn’t even audition because I didn’t want to take my shirt off, but I got the part and was like, ‘Okay.’ Tom managed to talk them out of one of the [nude] scenes.”
But not only did he get the first topless scene cut from the movie, but he did his best to make her feel at ease with the second one… by getting in the buff himself.
“In the second, he said, ‘Well, if she has to be naked, I’ll be naked, too,’” she added.
“That’s pretty badass! I’ve always been grateful to him for standing up to the producers.”
Perhaps best known for playing Lorraine McFly, Marty McFly’s mum, in the Back To The Future movies, she recently made her directorial debut, helming acclaimed indie movie The Year of Spectacular Men.
Cruise, meanwhile, is next up in Mission: Impossible – Fallout, due to hit screens on July 25.