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Thandie Newton Talks How Tom Cruise ‘Scared’ Her While Filming Mission Impossible 2

Actress Thandie Newton reacts to questions asked on her experience filming the 2000 action movie- Mission Impossible 2. She portrays the role of Nyah Nordoff-Hall in the movie. This action-packed big hit was starred by Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Dougray Scott, Thandie Newton, Richard Roxburgh, and Brendan Gleeson, earning over $546.4 million worldwide. Read the article to know more.

Thandie Newton’s reaction

Thandie Newton Talks How Tom Cruise 'Scared' Her While Filming Mission Impossible 2

The actress opened up about how difficult it was for her making “Mission: Impossible 2”. In an interview with Vulture, the 47 year old actress said, “I was so scared of Tom. He was a very dominant individual. He tries super hard to be a nice person, but the pressure. He takes on a lot, and I think he has this sense that only he can do everything as best as it can be done.”

With reference to one particular night scene she said, “He gets so frustrated with having to try and explain that he goes, ‘Let me just — let’s just go do it. Let’s just rehearse on-camera,'” she said. “So we rehearsed, and they recorded it, and then he goes, ‘I’ll be you. You be me.’ So we filmed the entire scene with me being him — because, believe me, I knew the lines by then — and him playing me.”

Thandie Newton Talks How Tom Cruise 'Scared' Her While Filming Mission Impossible 2

“It was the most unhelpful … I can’t think of anything less revealing,” she continued. “It just pushed me further into a place of terror and insecurity. It was a real shame. And bless him. And I really do mean bless him because he was trying his damnedest.”

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Thandie also spoke about a zit which Cruise had, “It would take anyone else 48 hours to manifest a zit. I saw it growing, and it was like the zit was me, just getting bigger and bigger.” The actress compared the entire experience with a “nightmare”.

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