Rob Lowe claims Tom Cruise went ‘ballistic’ when they were told to share a hotel room during The Outsiders auditions – The Sun

TOM Cruise's apparent fiery temper came to the fore behind the scenes of Eighties movie The Outsiders when he "went ballistic" over his hotel room.

The American actor was told to share a room with co-star Rob Lowe when he headed to New York for the final selection for Francis Ford Coppola's flick.

Yet the instruction didn't go down too well, Rob revealed, during a candid chat on Dax Shepard's podcast, Armchair Expert.

Talking of the audition process for the 1983 teen gang flick, which also starred Patrick Swayze, Rob said: "All of the L.A. people survived the L.A. auditions, and then the hand-picked people had to go to New York to face the New York version.

”So it was me and Tom Cruise and Emilio Estevez and C. Thomas Howell.

“[It was the] first time I ever stayed at The Plaza Hotel, and we check-in, and Tom finds out that we’re sharing a room and just goes ballistic."

Rob played Sodapop Curtis in the hit film while Tom took on the role of Steve Randle.

Perhaps the Top Gun star favoured a bit of privacy rather than a shared room while learning his lines, hence the outburst.

Yet Rob, 55, was quick to praise his former co-star and gushed of his presence on-screen: “I remember going, 'Wow, this guy is the real deal.'

“I mean it made me laugh, it was gnarly.

But in the end of it, you can't argue with the results. He’s had his eye on the ball since day one.”

Meanwhile, Tom's iconic Top Gun sequel release has been postponed until December because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In more news to be angry about, Tom wrote on Twitter: "I know many of you have waited 34 years. Unfortunately, it will be a little longer.

"Top Gun: Maverick will fly this December. Stay safe, everyone."

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