A British family did not expect that their agreement to make an emergency helicopter landing in their garden would lead to an interview with one of the most prominent Hollywood stars.
Alison Webb, who lives with her family in the Yorkshire area, was told that an important person, who was not named, needed a place to land a helicopter because the nearby airport was closed.
And it turns out that this person is the famous American actor Tom Cruise, who is currently in the United Kingdom to shoot the latest movie in the “Mission Impossible” series.
Cruz snapped some pictures with the family, and gave Webb’s and her partner’s kids a plane ride.
Scenes from the latest “Mission Impossible” series, co-starring Hayley Atwell, are being filmed at Birmingham’s Grand Central Mall.
Webb said she was told that a “significant person who is late for an appointment” needed her field to land by helicopter because nearby Coventry airport is temporarily closed.
“I thought it would be interesting for the kids to watch the helicopter land in the park,” she added.
“He (Tom Cruise) got off the plane and it was amazing.”
“He went directly to talk to the children, then he went to us and greeted us with his elbow (instead of shaking hands due to the spread of the Corona virus) and said to us, thank you very much.”
“Then he said the kids could take the helicopter if they wanted to.”
The pilot took the children on a tour, while Cruise headed for a meeting.
“It turned out to be a wonderful day,” Webb said. “It was a surreal situation. I still can’t believe it happened.”
Dozens of social media users have reported seeing 59-year-old Cruz and Atwell while filming at the Grand Central Mall.
Part of the mall has been temporarily closed while scenes from the seventh installment of the thriller series are being filmed.