Tom Cruise saved fellow actor Lea Thompson from having to do a topless scene in 1983 movie

by Nayab

Tom Cruise played a chivalrous white knight back in 1983 when he rescued co-actor Lea Thompson from having to do a topless scene in their movie, All The Right Moves.

Lea had been called in for the role and had not been told she would have to expose her breasts for the part. Enter Tom, who boldly told the producers they could forget about the nudity.

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Tom Cruise helped Lea Thompson out of a tight spot (Image Source: Instagram/Lea Thompson)

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The actors worked together on a movie back in 1983 (Image Source: Instagram/Lea Thompson)

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They were in a movie called ‘All The Right Moves’ (Image source: Instagram/Ahmet Uzun)

“Well, if she has to be naked, I’ll be naked too,” he told them, which was a pretty brave move on his part. Lea was eternally grateful for this intervention as she felt she was being forced to expose herself. She recently shared this tidbit with Closer Weekly, talking about how ‘generous’ Tom had been at the time.

She also revealed that she had initially shied away from auditioning because she didn’t want to take her shirt off, but then she got the part anyway and agreed to do it. Tom was truly her hero because not only did he talk on her behalf, he also pulled his weight as a veteran actor and made sure they listened. Lea said she has ‘always been grateful to him for standing to the producers’.

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The producers had been pressuring Lea to go semi nude (Image Source: Instagram/Lea Thompson)

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The actress had known about the nudity and that’s why she didn’t audition for the part (Image Source: Instagram/Lea Thompson)

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The part was given to her automatically when she got the call one day (Image Source: Instagram/Lea Thompson)

What makes this story even more interesting is that Tom was out there being chivalrous back in the day, way before the Times Up movement came into being. The Hollywood industry has long been a place where actors have complained of being sexually harassed or made uncomfortable. That is why the #MeToo movement also helped shed light on the harassment that does go on behind the screen.

The New York Times stood on the metaphorical soap box and began the Time’s Up movement, which was an open letter. It called together women from everywhere and asked them to stand for those who did not have voices. The letter was signed and vetted by around 400 women, which included Hollywood heavyweights such as Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Aniston, Mila Kunis and others.

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Tom Cruise stepped in and was ‘generous’ towards Lea (Image source: Instagram/Patrick Houston)

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He boldly told the producers he would also get naked if they forced Lea to do it (Image source: Instagram/Rolling Stone Italia)

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Lea still recalls this act of bravery with gratitude (Image Source: Instagram/Lea Thompson)

Time really is up for people who believe they can harass others and get away with it. These last few months have shown a positive trend for people who have come up and revealed the times they felt uncomfortable or were harassed. The most popular allegation was brought up against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The big shot was accused of having harassed close to 80 women at various times.

Harvey adamantly denied everything. Women accused him of inappropriate behavior and sexual molestation in exchange for a guaranteed part in some film. Once his case came to light, more women started reporting their experiences with other Hollywood oldies. Bill Cosby and Morgan Freeman came under fire as well as filmmaker Woody Allen. Women made it clear they wouldn’t take harassment lying down anymore.

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Tom did what women are now pushing for: fair and comfortable workplace environments (Image Source: Instagram/Lea Thompson)

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The Time’s Up movement came about in 2017 and 400 women jumped on the bandwagon (Image Source: Instagram/Lea Thompson)

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Lea has just reminded all of Tom’s fans about how great of a guy he is! (Image Source: Instagram/Lea Thompson)

These cases only serve to remind fans of Tom’s epic action 35 years ago, as he decided he would not sit back and watch a woman being harassed. Lea also spoke up actor Michael J Fox, whom she said was ‘so strong’ and funny. He is another example of how men should really act in the industry. Both men were incredibly sweet to Lea and she has not forgotten it since!



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