Tom Cruise wears thong during action scenes?

Los Angeles: Actor Tom Cruise reportedly wears a thong during the action scenes because it is comfortable and flexible.

The 51-year-old, who has done numerous action scenes in movies like "Mission Impossible", "Days Of Thunder" and "Oblivion", started wearing the undergarment after facing discomfort during heavy-duty scenes.

“There aren`t many movies where you don`t see Tom rolling around on the ground or doing a back flip off the side of a skyscraper. Over the years it`s taken its toll and he had his wardrobe department rustle him up a comfy thong," quoted a source as saying.

“He was embarrassed at first but he sees it as a way of improving his flexibility as he gets older," the source added.