Kyra Sedgwick once ruined a film screening at Tom Cruise's house after accidentally pushing a panic button

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Kyra Sedgwick told a funny but unfortunate story about a dinner party at Tom Cruise's house in the 1990s. Miguel Campos/Shutterstock/Amanda Edwards/WireImage
  • Kyra Sedgwick attended a dinner party at Tom Cruise's house in the 1990s to watch "A Few Good Men."

  • Sedgwick pushed a button underneath Cruise's mantlepiece, not knowing what it would do.

  • The button turned out to be Cruise's panic button, and more than five cop cars turned up.

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Kyra Sedgwick let people in on an unfortunate incident she once had at Tom Cruise's house during a dinner party in the 1990s.

Sedgwick, who costarred with Cruise in 1989's "Born on the Fourth of July," relayed the story to Drew Barrymore on the latter's CBS show "The Drew Barrymore Show."

Sedgwick and her husband Kevin Bacon went to Cruise's house for a party and a screening of Bacon and Cruise's new movie "A Few Good Men." They were joined by director Rob Reiner, Cruise's then-wife Nicole Kidman, and co-star Demi Moore and her then-husband Bruce Willis.

Sedgwick, who was heavily pregnant at the time, said that she doesn't often get invited to these sort of events.

"There was this like fireplace mantle, and I was looking around and there was this little button underneath the mantle," Sedgwick said. "I was like, 'Oh, what is that little button?' So I pressed the little button because I thought maybe something interesting will happen."

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Tom Cruise in "A Few Good Men." Columbia Pictures Corporation

The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star said that she expected something to happen, like a wall turning round. But nothing did happen, leaving Sedgwick "a little nervous."

"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 said, 'Yeah, I pressed that button.' And he goes, 'That's the panic button,'" Sedgwick said.

The celebrity gettogether was then interrupted when police responded to the accidental panic button push. Sedgwick said, to her recollection, more than five police cars arrived at Cruise's house.

"It was something. I didn't get invited back," Sedgwick said.

Cruise recently shared his own unfortunate incident during his career. The "Mission: Impossible" star told Graham Norton that he once had to eat chocolate cake for three days straight while shooting Francis Ford Coppola's "The Outsiders" in 1983.

"It was like 'oh my gosh, did we get it? Three days of Francis [Ford Coppola] saying 'let's do it again.' I was in sugar shock, I was vomiting," Cruise said.

Cruise also told Norton that he has been told to stop smiling so much while doing the stunts he is so famous for: "I am a very physical actor and I love doing them... The first time of any stunt is nerve-wracking, but it's also exhilarating."

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