Despite his close connection to Scientology, Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise (58) usually doesn't say a bad word, on the contrary. The never-tired action hero is very popular with his colleagues. One, however, who does not want to join in the praise, is actress and "Westworld" star Thandie Newton (47). Cruise once got to know and describe on the set of John Woos (74) "Mission: Impossible 2" (2000) in an interview with the US site "Vulture" a very specific moment now as a "nightmare".
One scene is particularly remembered in which her character Nyah Hall talks to Ethan Hunt (Cruise) on a balcony. After all, Cruise was very frustrated because she was not satisfied with her dialogue. So he asked them to switch roles and recite each other's text. Cruise had the best in mind, but it did the opposite: "It only pushed me more into a place of panic and uncertainty."
He puts himself and others under pressure
For Newton, then 27 years old, "Mission: Impossible 2" was the greatest success of her career to date. Awe for the superstar Tom Cruise then turned into pure fear when filming: "I was so scared of Tom. He kicked as a very dominant person. He tries very hard to be a nice person. But this immense pressure – he puts a lot of pressure on himself. And I believe that he is convinced that only he can do everything possible. "
A few hours after the scene was said to be in the box, Cruise finally called. "And I thought to myself, 'Here she comes, the excuse me,'" Newton recalls. "But no, he only said: 'We will shoot again next week.' I just thought to myself: "Great". Did these tensions on set mean that she didn't appear in any other part of the successful film series? All she can reveal in the interview with "Vulture" is: "I was never asked again."