US Actor Tom Cruise Reveals He Could Set Up House in Mzansi, Stans Gush: "It Would Be Nice to Live Here"

US Actor Tom Cruise Reveals He Could Set Up House in Mzansi, Stans Gush: "It Would Be Nice to Live Here"

  • In his own words, acclaimed Hollywood action star Tom Cruise might one day be calling South Africa his home
  • Tom touched down in his six-seater helicopter after a day of shooting, where he was greeted by a band of excited fans
  • Much to the actor's delight, the overzealous stans had taken the time to draw his name and the shape of a heart in the sand

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Hollywood A-lister and bonafide stuntman Tom Cruise is enjoying the "African safari" if his latest big reveal is anything to go by.

The Mission Impossible star, who is in South Africa to shoot the eighth film in the global franchise, was a picture of sheer delight when he touched back down in the luxury Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate in Limpopo after a day of shooting on Friday.

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US Actor Tom Cruise Reveals He Could Set Up House in Mzansi, Stans Gush: "It Would Be Nice to Live Here"
Tom Cruise has expressed wanting to move to South Africa permanently. Image: James Bearne/ Getty Images
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TimesLIVE reported that Tom boards a helicopter every day to fly out to the film set located a stone's throw away from his opulent lodgings. The American's die-hard admirers have begun the ritual of showing up to catch a glimpse of him on his return home.

Among his loyal cast of followers, the Owtram family shared a video on YouTube that shows Tom disembarking from his helicopter. Shortly after, he is confronted by a massive heart drawn in the sand by his excited fans, who revel in the moment of seeing his excitement.

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Tom expressed his gratitude to his fans and took the time to pose for pictures. One person then motioned to ask the action hero if he would consider moving to Mzansi permanently, to which the actor responded leisurely, News24 reported.

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"I'd love to. Living here permanently would be great. My family and I have always wanted to come to South Africa," he said.

Tom spotted looking unrecognisable at baseball game with son

Elsewhere, Briefly News previously reported that Tom left many surprised after he was spotted in public for the first time in a while. The Thespian looked like a whole new person while attending a baseball game with his son, Connor, on Saturday, 9 October.

According to Page Six, who shared the latest snaps online, the 59-year-old appeared puffier than usual while watching the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants.

The cameras spotted the actor projected on the big screen as he smiled and waved to fans who noticed his new look. Many shared their views on social media, with some doubting that the man was Cruise.

Source: Briefly News

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Tshepiso Mametela Tshepiso Mametela is a seasoned journalist with eight years of experience writing for online and print publications. He is an evening/weekend editor at Briefly News. He was a general news reporter for The Herald, a senior sports contributor at Opera News SA, and a reporter for Caxton Local Media’s Bedfordview and Edenvale News and Joburg East Express community titles. He has attended media workshops, including the crime and court reporting one by the Wits Justice Project and Wits Centre for Journalism in 2024. He was a member of the Forum of Community Journalists (FCJ) from 2018 to 2020.