Thandie Newton Says She Was ‘So Scared’ of Tom Cruise While Filming ‘Mission: Impossible 2’
Actress Thandie Newton, who starred in Mission: Impossible 2 with Tom Cruise in 2000, told Vulture that she was never asked to appear in any of the sequels:
Oh, I was never asked. 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.
Newton said they got “frustrated with each other” when a scene “wasn’t going well”:
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. It was a real shame. And bless him. And I really do mean bless him, because he was trying his damnedest… He wasn’t horrible. It was just – he was really stressed.
(Source: Vulture, Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures)