Tom Cruise has been photographed at Queenstown Airport while in New Zealand filming part of Mission: Impossible 6.
The movie star was snapped yesterday when the helicopter he was travelling in landed at the airport to refuel, the photographer, who did not want to be named, said.
“He’s been in a helicopter since 9am, just flying around the whole of the Wakatipu. He’s back out there now,” he said.
While the chopper was refuelling, Cruise could be seen inspecting the aircraft.
“He looked happy, definitely curious about the helicopter . . . he’s curious about checking out the parts on it, you could see him checking out the rotor blades and the detail of it. Beautiful-looking helicopter.”
The photographer said Cruise was happy, smiling, and giving the thumbs up to staff. He was wearing a black New York Yankees hat.
Co-stars Henry Cavill and Simon Pegg are also in New Zealand. Excited fans have been taking to social media to share photos of themselves meeting the stars.
Cavill is also part of Mission: Impossible 6.
One excited fan, determined to hunt down Cavill, said it was a dream come true to meet the British actor, who was wearing a Lion’s jersey.
Beni Taehia posted to Instragram that it was awesome just to get the photo. “I seriously felt like a kid watching superman walk past with his cape. Funny, they said they saw me three times. So yeah I was on a hunt to get this pic.”
Another group of lads had big grins when they saw Cavill in Queenstown.
“Soooooo just met superman,” Instagram user Sammii Whittles said, posting a photo of Cavill with a group of young women.
Bespoke Kitchen also put up an Instagram post, saying “Keeping Simonpegg well fed `the way I see it it’s for the greater good’.”
Kieran Reeve also posted on the site, saying Pegg had promised him a role in his next movie.
“We ate lunch with Simon Pegg! I literally sat across the table from him! He is such a cool guy. Had a good chat and a laugh. Not to spoil anything for anyone but he said he will add me in his next movie,” Reeve said.
Scientology New Zealand secretary Mike Ferriss said the church had no information about Cruise visiting New Zealand.
“On several occasions celebrity members of our church have travelled to New Zealand, but we make no special arrangements for them as we do not involve ourselves in the private lives of our members,” Ferriss said.