Tom Cruise was met with an unexpected dilemma on the set of “Mission: Impossible 8.”
The actor and his crew were forced to put the brakes on production after an unlikely confrontation with a flock of sheep in England’s Lake District.
The animals were seen heading towards the filming area and started chewing on the grass near a marquee set up for filming on Wednesday.
The 60-year-old Hollywood star couldn’t help but laugh at the hold-up and was even seen moving out of the way so the animals could pass through, Fox News reports.
The actor, who stars as crime-solving hero Ethan Hunt in the film franchise, has been filming scenes for the film since July.
Cruise, who is famous for performing his own stunts, was recently seen jumping off a mountain and paragliding during filming.
The seventh film from the franchise is set to be released in July 2023. A release date for the eighth film has not yet been announced.
It seems as though England had several surprises in store for Cruise.
A group of local walkers in Lake District got more than what they bargained for on Tuesday after accidentally stumbling upon the actor in the countryside.
The actor happily posed for snaps with a couple of passersby, before thanking them and returning to filming.
“He was nice and polite and really humble. Tom Cruise apologized for the noise of the helicopters and asked if we were alright,” Adam Wheeler told The Northern Echo.
“He was making sure everybody who wanted to, got their photos with him. We were the last ones to get his picture and then he just paraglided off the mountain back to his camp next to Buttermere.”
“It was a real pleasure meeting one of the most famous Hollywood celebrity actors out there – one of the richest as well. It was not what we expected while out walking on the fells,” Wheeler added.