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The Daniels, Directors Of Everything Everywhere All At Once, Geek Out Over Tom Cruise At Oscars Luncheon

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, aka The Daniels, were starstruck by Tom Cruise at the Oscars luncheon and quizzed him about his stunts.


Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert were starstruck by Tom Cruise at the Oscars luncheon.

The Everything Everywhere All at Once directors were seated next to the actor at the awards event on Feb 13 and they couldn't stop quizzing him about all things Tom Cruise, from Top Gun to the death-defying stunts. 

Kwan told Variety’s Awards Circuit podcast: "I was listening to Tom Cruise explain how they stuck cameras onto planes. It was my fault, I asked him…I have so many questions about how you guys made that movie, and he’s like ‘I’m here. Ask away.'

"I learned a lot about his entire life."

Scheinert added: "We somehow got invited to the most exclusive film school on Earth. These events…you can’t buy this. Not only am I in the room with heroes of mine, but I have permission to approach them."

The Daniels, as they are called by their collaborators, are also still in awe of their Everything Everywhere All at Once stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan.

Scheinert said: "I’m still shocked when I see clips from the movie and reminded how different Evelyn Wang is from Michelle Yeoh. She did her homework.”

Kwan added: "I think she talks about our movie in a way that kind of diminishes what she did."

And, referring to Ke Huy Quan's comeback, he said: "It’s a superpower. If other people try to do it, they’ll hurt themselves."

Everything Everywhere All at Once is up for 11 Oscars while Top Gun: Maverick is vying for five; both are gunning for the Best Picture trophy. The Daniels recently took home Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film at the DGA (Directors Guild of America) Awards. 

Listen to the Daniels on the Awards Circuit podcast here:

Mediacorp will livestream the 95th Academy Awards on meWATCH and Channel 5 on Mar 13, starting from 6.30am SGT; the main show kicks off at 8am. Everything, Everywhere All at Once and Top Gun: Maverick are now on HBO Go. — BANG SHOWBIZ

 Photo: TPG News/Click Photos

Watch exclusive 8 DAYS interviews on meWATCH and Mediacorp YouTube Channel.

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