Tom Cruise has finally addressed the pernicious rumors that have been floating around his career for years now, taking a stand and outright denying that he wore a fake butt while on the set of his 2008 Nazi thriller Valkyrie. “I have no idea. There was no prosthetic in Valkyrie. No,” Cruise told ScreenRant this week, after his press tour for American Made devolved yet again into questions about the following scene, in which Cruise’s backside was apparently too juicy for some film lovers to believe:
And here it is in still frame form:
But despite the naysayers and the “No, but(t)”-ers, Cruise has made it clear that that scene is all TC, baby. His claims were corroborated by his personal trainer on the film, Wes Okerson, who told Men’s Health, “It’s real. He was working long hours and we were training every single day. Definitely, definitely real.”
Meanwhile, Cruise was recently forced to deny similar accusations about American Made, which apparently features a number of shots of him mooning his friends and family. “It’s me. It’s not CGI, it’s me. I do my own mooning in films. So let it be known—I do my own mooning,” Cruise stated. Meanwhile, we have to ask: When will these butt-based witch hunts finally come to an end?