Revealed: Tom Cruise's bizarre diet

  • 11/07/2017

Tom Cruise's bizarre eating habits and on-set behaviour have been revealed after he and his Mission: Impossible team wrapped up a month’s shooting in New Zealand.

According to a source who worked on the South Island set, the Top Gun star opts against the standard three meals per day in favour of a daily diet of 15 snacks.

Cruise is said to have had his own pair of personal chefs who prepared the small courses for him, which included freeze-dried organic blueberries and nuts.

If that's not unusual enough, one of his co-stars reportedly refused to defecate in a portaloo on the remote set, insisting on being helicoptered to their caravan each time they needed to relieve themself during filming.

Cruise's personal caravan had large black screens around it so even others on set couldn't catch much of a glimpse of him, with one of his sisters working as a go-between with the rest of the crew.

He also had a personal gym set up in a caravan next to his, according to the source, and two personal bodyguards.

Sarah and Otis Frizzel's Lucky Taco food truck boasted on Facebook about having Cruise personally request their goodies for his flight back to the United States.

It's unknown how many tacos would constitute one of his 15 daily snacks, if Cruise did indeed order the Mexican food.

Food truck claims to be feeding Tom Cruise
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The Mission: Impossible team touched down in New Zealand on June 10 to film part of the sixth film in and around the Rees Valley near Glenorchy.

Cruise hasn't filmed in the country since 2003's The Last Samurai and was joined this time by co-stars Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Michelle Monaghan.

While his co-stars were photographed out and about with locals during their month in the South Island, Cruise kept a lower profile and only covertly ventured into Queenstown once, according to the source.

He bid goodbye on Monday morning, but not before paying a visit to the Church of Scientology in Auckland.

Mission: Impossible 6 is set for a July 2018 release.