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“He’s probably just an egocentric”: Hayley Atwell Exposes How Tom Cruise Manipulates His Co-stars With His Charm and Charisma

Hayley Atwell Exposes How Tom Cruise Manipulates His Co-stars With His Charm and Charisma

Tom Cruise stands as a unique entity. As often evident in his films where he fearlessly engages in potentially life-threatening tasks, he absolutely loves toying with his fans’ emotions often leaving them on the edge of an emotional rollercoaster. Now, a fellow star from Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Hayley Atwell has alleged that Cruise manipulates his colleagues through his charisma with a dash of pizzazz.

In an Independent interview, the actress playfully quips about the actor’s exceptional qualities among people and enthusiastically describes how she was utterly captivated by his masterful craftsmanship. Witnessing him in action was an awe-inspiring spectacle for sure.

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

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Hayley Atwell Accused Tom Cruise of Manipulating His Co-stars by His Charisma

For the first time in her career, the Marvel star Hayley Atwell found herself sharing the screen with the iconic Tom Cruise in the long-running Mission Impossible franchise he has masterfully helmed for years. While Cruise’s reputation as an irresistible charmer is widely acknowledged, Atwell reaffirmed this perception by recounting her initial impression of the actor as they embarked on their journey for their 2023 project. In an Independent interview, she stated,

“I truly feel you could meet him and go—He’s nice; he’s charming; he’s charismatic; he knows how to make people feel good about themselves. So that’s just a tactic for total manipulation, because he’s probably just an egocentric.–Or whatever bulls*** people want to make up about people.”

Hayley Atwell
Hayley Atwell

Although she stated all these facts jokingly, all smitten by his undeniable charm, she further added,

“But over time, you’re just watching him, going- he really works hard, he really cares, he’s really interested in people and wants to engage with them, and he believes in the power of cinema as much as he did when he was five years old.”

Undoubtedly, this actor operates in a realm where perfection is the norm, and his supremacy within the action genre remains unrivaled. Tom Cruise has been experiencing stardom for several decades, and over time, the world has seemingly transformed into his playground. It is an undeniable truth that Cruise not only can but has been reigning supreme over the entertainment realm for quite an extended period, and the future appears poised for a continuation of his global dominance.

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Hayley Atwell Breaks Silence on Dating Rumors with Mission: Impossible Star!

Ever since they began working together, speculations about Atwell and Cruise dating have spun out of control. Each day brings a fresh headline, competing for the spotlight only to be replaced by a new one shortly thereafter. Consequently, during the same Independent interview, the actress took the opportunity to address and dispel these rumors. She said,

“I would be like, ‘Ooh, there’s some weird rumours, and it feels base, it feels a little dirty, it feels grubby, it’s not what I’m about,–Why are things being assumed or projected onto me about my relationship with my work colleague and boss?”

Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise in a still from Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (2023)
Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise in a still from Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (2023)

She also expressed her disappointment and declared she found it “upsetting” as,

“it’s involving people in my actual life, my personal life, who have to be on the receiving end of that. It becomes invasive.”

However, she has since come to accept that such speculations are part and parcel of fame. Observing how effectively Cruise manages these situations has restored her own confidence. It helped her even more when the megastar Tom Cruise said to her,

“‘You know exactly who you are. You know what you’re about. And that is the only thing that matters. It doesn’t matter what people think of you, if you are in integrity with yourself, if you know what your value system is.” 

Despite revoking all the rumors regarding their romantic involvement, the one thing that remains indisputable is her admiration for the star.

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Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is not available on any streaming platforms yet.

Source: Independent

Written by Sampurna Banerjee

Sampurna Banerjee is an ardent pop-culture enthusiast and a movie lover. Thus, working as a writer for Fandomwire. The latest tidbits about the entertainment industry never go past her eyes. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science.