‘Slightly Icky & Sort of Wet’: Thandie Newton Was Scared of Squashing Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible Kiss Scene


Tom Cruise is a big name in the Hollywood industry and has returned with the 1986’s Top Gun sequel. The sequel Top Gun: Maverick that came decades after is booming at the Box office.  It crossed the half-a-billion mark within two weeks since its release. This movie is very special for Cruise’s career and this movie is an achievement for him. Even after the release of Jurassic World Dominion, the movie is continuing to expand its’ achievement.

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Apart from Top Gun: Maverick, Cruise is also known for his Mission: Impossible movies which have done extremely well at the box office but there was this one time when Cruise couldn’t impress his Mission Impossible 2 co-star, Thandie Newton, during a movie sequence.


Mission Impossible Star Thandie Newton Shared Her On-Screen Smooch Experience With Tom Cruise

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Mission Impossible Co-Star Talked about her kissing experience with Star Tom Cruise

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Back in July 2017, Hollywood Star Thandie Newton in an interview reportedly complained about a scene where she had to kiss Cruise and shared how it felt like kissing the star. According to what Elle reported, she described kissing Cruise as “slightly icky and sort of wet,” and complained about how they had to put efforts into nailing the shot.


However, the star mentioned that the technicalities were what she complained about, “Well, to take away the mystery and magic of what you see in the movie: you’re lying there, you’ve got 30 people around you, prodding all bits of you to make sure that certain things aren’t being seen and others look good. Even when you’re kissing, you can’t kiss too hard because then your face sort of spreads across the other person and it looks terrible,” she told to The Guardian. “It’s so clinical, you’re thinking more about whether or not you’re squashing him than kissing him.”

Tom Cruise Led Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Updates

American actor and producer, Tom Cruise.
American actor and producer-Tom Cruise.

Also Read: Top Gun: Maverick Set To Beat Mission Impossible; Fallout Box-Office Collections With $90M Earnings in Second Weekend


Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning will return for two final instalments, Parts One and Two. This movie will be helmed by Christopher McQuarrie starring Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Henry Czerny, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Vanessa Kirby, and Frederick Schmidt, all of whom will reprise their roles from the previous films. Newcomers include Hayley Atwell, Pom Klementieff, Shea Whigham, Esai Morales, Rob Delaney, and Cary Elwes.


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