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Jake Johnson took on 'The Mummy' role for wife

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Actor Jake Johnson says he was initially hesitant about appearing in \"The Mummy\", but eventually signed up because his wife was keen to learn more about Tom Cruise. The 39-year-old actor says he had reservations about signing up for the movie as he was aware of the 54-year-old star\'s passion for doing his own stunts, and was reluctant to put himself at risk, reported Femalefirst. 

London: Actor Jake Johnson says he was initially hesitant about appearing in "The Mummy", but eventually signed up because his wife was keen to learn more about Tom Cruise. The 39-year-old actor says he had reservations about signing up for the movie as he was aware of the 54-year-old star's passion for doing his own stunts, and was reluctant to put himself at risk, reported Femalefirst.

"I remember saying to my wife 'I have a chance to play Tom Cruise's friend in 'The Mummy' but I don't know if I want to do it', because there were a lot of stunts and I know that Tom does them himself and I didn't want to die on the side of an airplane for a movie.

"And my wife said 'I have never said this before but I really want you to do it because I really want to hear more about Tom Cruise. There is no PR team telling me to say this but he is genuinely just a sweet, passionate, awesome guy," Johnson says. The actor plays Sergeant Chris Vail in the movie.

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