Thandie Newton recently revealed what it was like to film 2000’s “Mission: Impossible 2” with Tom Cruise. The “Westworld” actress says the famed star “was a very dominant individual.”
While filming one scene, Cruise was so frustrated by Newton’s performance that he requested they reverse their roles. She says, “So we filmed the entire scene with me being him — because, believe me, I knew the lines by then — and him playing me,” she said. “And it was the most unhelpful . . . I can’t think of anything less revealing. It just pushed me further into a place of terror and insecurity.”
Newton was also gifted a Scientology book by Cruise. She describes the whole experiences as a “nightmare” but says at the end she was grateful for the role. She thanked Cruise’s ex-wife Nicole Kidman, who apparently advocated for Newton in casting.