“I knew that I’d have my legs wrapped around him”: Tom Cruise’s Co-Star Rebecca Ferguson Swooned Over $620M Actor Despite Being Compared to Ex-Wife Nicole Kidman

“I knew that I’d have my legs wrapped around him”: Tom Cruise’s Co-Star Rebecca Ferguson Swooned Over $620M Actor Despite Being Compared to Ex-Wife Nicole Kidman
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After her breakthrough in the ten-part BBC drama, Rebecca Ferguson landed the role of the M16 agent in the Mission Impossible franchise. She joined the cast of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Tom Cruise reportedly suggested her name after seeing her performance in The White Queen. She has been a prominent character in the film series since her first appearance in the 2015 film and is set to reprise the role of Ilsa Faust in the upcoming two-part Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning.

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Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca Ferguson

During an interview with Tim Lammers, the Reminiscence star opened up about how she really felt working alongside the action star. She also explained why she refused to use a stunt double for an action scene with her co-star, Tom Cruise.

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Rebecca Ferguson on Filming a Stunt Scene With Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is known for doing his stunts. The 60-year-old actor is set to return with his death-defying stunts in the next Mission Impossible. As he did his stunt work, it also motivated his co-star, Rebecca Ferguson, to give her best without the help of a stunt double. Although she didn’t perform all of his stunts, Ferguson managed to pull off most of them.

Rebecca Ferguson in Mission Impossible
Rebecca Ferguson in Mission Impossible

During an interview with Tim Lammers, the Doctor Sleep actress opened up about working on her stunts. Ferguson shared that after rehearsing the scene for a month-and-a-half with Cruise, she finally decided to do it herself. She claimed that there was no point in featuring in an adventure film if she didn’t experience it.

“I wanted to be going through it with him. I wanted to be on this adventure. That’s why you do a ‘Mission: Impossible’ film.”

Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018)
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)

However, that was not the only reason for The Red Tent star to make that decision. “Also I knew that I’d have my legs wrapped around Tom Cruise and going, ‘Woo-hoo!” she added, laughing.

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While it did come with the opportunity to star alongside one of the biggest Hollywood stars, it was not easy for her to keep up with the action sequences as she did not know anything about physical combat before featuring in the film.

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Rebecca Ferguson And Tom Cruise’s Relationship

After working with The Mummy star, Rebecca Ferguson shared that she has had a crush on him since a younger age. She shared that she used to have dreams about him when she was “11 [or] 12.” She said, “He was probably my one crush.” When she met her for the 2015 Mission Impossible film, she made sure to tell him about it.

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Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson
Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson

“And yes, I told him,” the Us actress shared. She is also known to have a slight resemblance to Cruise’s ex-wife, Nicole Kidman. It was also reported that the Top Gun star gets along well with Ferguson and was looking forward to working together in the future as well.

Both of them continued to feature in the Mission Impossible films. However, they have neither confirmed nor denied being more than friends. They will once again share the screen in the Dead Reckoning Part One. 

Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One will release on 14 July 2023.

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