Hey, did you know "Edge of Tomorrow" is actually a laugh riot? Let Tom Cruise tell you.

"I really like a character comedy," says Cruise of the forthcoming sci-fi film. "To me, this is a very funny movie."

Okay, so maybe it's not a total comedy - but as Cruise notes, director Doug Liman knows a thing or two about finding humor in unexpected places.

"In Doug's films, he has a unique comedy...he has a good sense of drama-comedy, he's got a good sense of character comedy that kinda makes you go, 'oooh!' you know? But it still makes you laugh."

So how would Cruise describe his character, a military officer caught in a "Groundhog Day"-style time loop during a brutal futuristic war with an alien race?

"He's an unabashed coward, basically," says the actor. Oh, boy.

Other things we learned from the interview: Tom Cruise has admired Emily Blunt "from her very first films" and Tom Cruise's exo-suit in the movie weighed 120 pounds!

Watch the full interview above (and a more bite-sized clip below).

"Edge of Tomorrow" hits theaters this Friday. You can read Drew's review of the film here.

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A former contributor to sites including MTV's The Backlot and Bloody-Disgusting, Chris Eggertsen worked in film development before indulging his love of pop culture writing full time. He specializes in horror, the intersection of social issues and entertainment and Howard Stern. He's on Twitter @HitFixChris.