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The latest: Emily Blunt, 39, has clarified remarks she previously made about her Edge of Tomorrow costar Tom Cruise, 60, claiming her comments that Cruise told her to

Emily Blunt says remarks on Tom Cruise’s advice were ‘taken literally and absurdly out of context’

Emily Blunt has clarified remarks she previously made about her Edge of Tomorrow costar Tom Cruise, claiming her comments that Cruise told her to ‘stop being such a p***y’ during the making of the 2014 film had been ‘taken literally and absurdly out of context’ by some media outlets.

The British actress, 39, told People in a statement that she is very fond of the 60-year-old Top Gun star, and that he meant no malice in making the initial comments.

‘I absolutely adore Tom, he’s a dear friend and he was a total gem to me,’ the London native said. ‘It was said as a joke to make me laugh, which it did in a big way.’

The latest: Emily Blunt, 39, has clarified remarks she previously made about her Edge of Tomorrow costar Tom Cruise, 60, claiming her comments that Cruise told her to 'stop being such a p***y' during the making of the 2014 film had been 'taken literally and absurdly out of context' by some media outlets. Pictured last month in NYC

The latest: Emily Blunt, 39, has clarified remarks she previously made about her Edge of Tomorrow costar Tom Cruise, 60, claiming her comments that Cruise told her to ‘stop being such a p***y’ during the making of the 2014 film had been ‘taken literally and absurdly out of context’ by some media outlets. Pictured last month in NYC 

The Jungle Cruise actress said she found it ‘ludicrous’ that subsequent reports on her initial quotes had been ‘spun as something that offended’ her.

She added, ‘I shared the story as lightheartedly as it was meant by Tom. And it’s still something we laugh about to this day.’

The remarks were made as she appeared on the SmartLess podcast released Monday, as she detailed an exchange she and Cruise had while making the movie for filmmaker Doug Liman.

On the podcast, Blunt said that amid a difficult shoot, Cruise had told her, ‘Come on, stop being such a p***y, OK?’

Details: Blunt said of Cruise (pictured in South Korea in June), 'I absolutely adore Tom, he's a dear friend and he was a total gem to me'

Details: Blunt said of Cruise (pictured in South Korea in June), ‘I absolutely adore Tom, he’s a dear friend and he was a total gem to me’

Emotional: Blunt said she was told to 'stop being such a p***y' by Tom Cruise during a teary moment while filming sci-fi hit Edge Of Tomorrow (pictured in the film)

Emotional: Blunt said she was told to ‘stop being such a p***y’ by Tom Cruise during a teary moment while filming sci-fi hit Edge Of Tomorrow (pictured in the film)

The actress said she got emotional on the set due to the grueling effort of working in the heavy robotic costume – which injured her ribs due to its build.

But as she got teary over the weight, the star admitted that her famous costar ‘didn’t know what to do’, so simply offered the harsh words of encouragement.

Blunt said that she laughed in response and then they ‘got through it.’ 

In the science-fiction film, Blunt and Tom portrayed warriors who are caught in a time loop and tasked with saving Earth and the human species. 

And with this action plot came a hefty costume, with both characters kitted out in metal robotic suits.

While Top Gun and Mission Impossible star Tom is no stranger to action flicks, and known for doing his own stunts, it was the first action film for Emily.

Trying to help? The star admitted that her famous costar 'didn't know what to do', so simply offered the harsh words of encouragement

Trying to help? The star admitted that her famous costar ‘didn’t know what to do’, so simply offered the harsh words of encouragement

On-screen: She and Tom portray warriors who are caught in a time loop and tasked with saving Earth and the human species in the science-fiction film

On-screen: She and Tom portray warriors who are caught in a time loop and tasked with saving Earth and the human species in the science-fiction film 

Tough love: 'He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes "come on, stop being such a p***y, OK?",' Blunt said. They were snapped at the premiere in 2014 in London

Tough love: ‘He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes “come on, stop being such a p***y, OK?”,’ Blunt said. They were snapped at the premiere in 2014 in London 

According to The Times, the star explained to the Smartless podcast that she got emotional on set while donning the tough costume.

‘We had to wear these enormous suits, which I think would’ve been great if we had CGI’d them but we wanted to do it in a tactile way,’ she shared.

She added: ‘When you hear the word tactile you think that sounds nice and cozy; there was nothing cozy about these suits. It was like 85 pounds, it was so heavy. The first time I put it on I started to cry and [Tom] didn’t know what to do.

‘He just stared at me and was like “I know, I know,” I was like, “Tom I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this shoot” and just started to cry. I said, “I’m feeling a bit panicky about the whole shoot.”‘

And attempting to diffuse the situation, Tom went down the route of tough love, as Blunt continued: ‘He just stared at me for a long time, not knowing what to do, and he goes “come on, stop being such a p***y, OK?”‘

But the heavy-duty costume was no joke, with Blunt explaining that she needed a male stunt double rather than a female one since it was so heavy.

Ouch! The heavy costume even meant that she sustained injuries during filming, hurting her ribs and collarbone while in the suit as she continued that they are 'still dodgy' eight years on

Ouch! The heavy costume even meant that she sustained injuries during filming, hurting her ribs and collarbone while in the suit as she continued that they are ‘still dodgy’ eight years on

Action hero: Tom, who has starred in action hits Mission Impossible and Top Gun, is known for doing many of his own stunts

Action hero: Tom, who has starred in action hits Mission Impossible and Top Gun, is known for doing many of his own stunts

Blunt even sustained injuries during filming, hurting her ribs and collarbone while in the suit as she continued that they are ‘still dodgy’ eight years on.

Despite the pain, it appears the blood, sweat and tears was worth it in the end – with the movie grossing $370 million, which was more than twice its cost to make.

Blunt may be ready to get into the suit one more time as there are reports of a sequel too, with the actors confirming they had been asked to do it previously but struggled to align schedules.

But potentially dispelling the rumors, the actress told Howard Stern last year: ‘Honestly, I think the movie is too expensive. I just don’t know how we’re going to do it’ despite admitting that Limon and Cruise were up for it.

Another? There has reportedly been a sequel in the works for the number of years, but Emily recently admitted that she didn't think it would happen due to schedule clashes and the budget necessary

Another? There has reportedly been a sequel in the works for the number of years, but Emily recently admitted that she didn’t think it would happen due to schedule clashes and the budget necessary 

Source: | Dailymail.co.uk