Emily Blunt Almost Killed Tom Cruise While Filming Edge of Tomorrow

From left: Emily Blunt, and Conan O’Brien

updated 06/05/2014 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 06/05/2014 AT 11:05 AM ET

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Emily Blunt: Great actress, apparently not a great stunt driver.

Blunt guested on Conan Wednesday and regaled Conan O’Brien with a story from the Edge of Tomorrow set: The time she almost killed Tom Cruise.

“I hear him going [quietly], ‘Brake. Brake. Brake,’” Blunt recalled of a scene that involved a tricky bit of stunt-driving. (The pair did their own stunts on the film.) “ ‘Em, brake the car! Brake the car!’”

“And I left it too late and so drove us into a tree and I almost killed Tom Cruise,” Blunt finished. She says she was initially a little irritated that Cruise was backseat driving during their scene, but eventually swallowed her pride, realizing that there was no way she was more qualified in driving than Tom "Mission: Impossible" Cruise.

Edge of Tomorrow hits theaters June 6.

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