Tom Cruise Used to Have a ‘Panic Button’ in His House—And Kyra Sedgwick Pushed It Once
Kyra Sedgwick has an embarrassing story involving Tom Cruise, and she decided to tell it to Drew Barrymore during an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show. Sedgwick’s husband, Kevin Bacon, starred alongside Cruise in the 1992 movie, *A Few Good Men—*and while the movie was filming, Sedgwick and Bacon visited Crusie’s home. Hilarities ensued.
“It’s a pretty good story. It was a sad moment, but it was a funny story,” Sedgwick began. “So I was pregnant, I was very pregnant, and we got invited over to dinner. I had worked with Tom [on Born On The Fourth Of July] but Kev was doing [A Few Good Men].”
She continued, “So we got invited over for dinner with lots of famous people, like Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, because she was in the movie. Rob Reiner was there. It was a flow, and Nicole [Kidman] was there.”
Sounds casual… just a dinner party with famous movie stars. What could go wrong, right?
Well, apparently, a lot. “It was one of those nights that I often don’t get invited to, and so there was this, like, fireplace mantle and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantle. I was like, ‘Oh what is that little button?’ So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen,” the Closer actor continued. “Nothing happened, and then I got a little nervous.”
She added, “I was like, ‘Oh nothing happened that doesn’t seem right. So I tapped Tom on the shoulder, who was in the middle of a story, and I said, ‘I pressed this button down here.’ And he was like, ‘You pressed that button?’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, I pressed that button.’ And he goes, ‘That’s the panic button.’”
She added, “And so the cops came, they had to stop the screening, they had to see Tom… I think there were more than, like, five cop cars, it was something.”
She ended the story with a laugh: “I didn’t get invited back.” Here’s my question: Does Tom Cruise still have a panic button? I need answers.