Allow me to be clear about a couple things. Like many haggard and knowing pop culture commentators, I no longer like Tom Cruise. Unless I am on a plane flight to re-routed to hell, I will never watch Knight and Day. I haven’t seen a Tom Cruise movie in the theater since Collateral six years ago, and I haven’t liked Cameron Diaz in a film since maybe — MAYBE – Any Given Sunday in 1999.
That said, Diaz and Cruise’s joint appearance on “Top Gear” this past weekend (see video below) was excellent. When they go through the show’s famous Reasonably-Priced Car Lap in a Kia Cee’d, Diaz swears a blue streak during her turn at the wheel, and Cruise takes his final turn on two wheels (pictured above). And when host Jeremy Clarkson reveals their times on the leader board with an exasperated “You Americans!”… well, it no longer matters that they’re boring film stars in a boring film; they’re MY boring film stars, because they kicked Limey ass! WOOOOO! U-S-A! U-S-A!
UPDATE to previous UPDATES: Video should work now.
In case that video gets pulled, here’s the clip of the two-wheel turn: