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Thandie Newton's Story About What It's Like Working with Tom Cruise Is Getting Attention!

Thandie Newton worked with Tom Cruise years ago on the second Mission: Impossible film, which was released in 2000.

The Westworld star recently gave an interview with Vulture where she spoke about the experience, and many are talking about the story!

“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. There was one time, we were doing this night scene, there were so many extras with pyrotechnics and you name it, and it was a scene with him and me on the balcony. And I don’t think it was a very well-written scene. I get angry with him. We’re frustrated with each other. And we’re looking out over Spain. It wasn’t going well. And John Woo, bless him, wasn’t there. He was downstairs looking at everything on a monitor. And John had made a decision at the beginning of the movie, unbeknownst certainly to me, that he didn’t speak English. Which I think was very helpful to him, but it was extremely unhelpful to the rest of us. So this scene was happening, and Tom was not happy with what I was doing because I had the shittiest lines,” Thandie explained.

She added, “And he gets so frustrated with having to try and explain that he goes, ‘Let me just — let’s just go do it. Let’s just rehearse on-camera.’ So we rehearsed and they recorded it, and then he goes, ‘I’ll be you. You be me.’ So we filmed the entire scene with me being him — because, believe me, I knew the lines by then — and him playing me. 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.”

Thandie continued, “I remember at the beginning of the night, seeing this slight red mark on his nose, and by the end of the night, I kid you not — this is how his metabolism is so fierce — he had a big whitehead where that red dot was. It would take anyone else 48 hours to manifest a zit. I saw it growing, and it was like the zit was me, just getting bigger and bigger. I remember calling Jonathan Demme. I described the night to him: ‘A nightmare.’ As I was describing it, it was clear that I thought I was the big f*cking problem. And Jonathan was like, ‘Thandie, shame on you for not backing yourself.’ He was really sweet. And then Tom called and I thought, Oh, this is it. The apology. No, he was just like, ‘We’re going to reshoot this next week.’ I’m like, ‘Way brilliant.’ And the next time we shot it, I went in there and I just basically manifested all the — because I realized what he wanted. He just wanted this alpha bitch. And I did as best as I could. It’s not the best way to get the best work out of someone.”

Finally, Thandie said, “He wasn’t horrible. It was just — he was really stressed. I had the most extraordinary time, and you know who got me that role? Nicole Kidman. I’ve never actually outright asked her, but when your husband is like, ‘Who would you mind me pretending to shag for the next six months?’ You know what I mean? It’s kind of nice if you can pick together. Nicole was a huge advocate for me.”

This isn’t the first time Thandie has spoken about her experience working with Tom Cruise and she actually named him her worst on-screen kiss.

Thandie Newton Records 'Westworld' Dialogue in Her Car During Quarantine - Watch!

Thandie Newton is finding a way to make it work!

The 47-year-old Westworld actress posted a clip of herself sitting in her car recording ADR, or additional dialogue recording, for the hit show on Sunday (April 12) amid the global health crisis.

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“Lockdown. Been having to create a DIY sound studio (in the car, in the garage, recording into my i phone while hooked up to LA on my laptop) to do ADR (additional dialogue recording) for @westworldhbo WHATEVER IT TAKES!!!!!!! We’re doing everything we can during Covid19 to bring the show to you. Without these trans global, tenacious cheats, the full season couldn’t get finished (while you watch each episode the future ones are still being completed😯). Huge thanks to our incredible post production team for making magic happen. Episode 5 tonight. Gonna slay. Xxxx T,” she wrote.

She recently explained how she feels about filming the hit show. See what she said!

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Thandie Newton Talks 'Westworld' Being 'Best Role': 'I Don't Know What Happens From Episode To Episode'

Thandie Newton stuns on the cover of Net-A-Porter‘s digital magazine, PORTER, available online now!

The 47-year-old actress opens up about her role in HBO’s hit series Westworld with the mag:

On the new third season of Westworld: “It’s a natural evolution from where we were. It just gets richer and richer because the writers have known what they’re going to do for five seasons. I don’t know what happens from episode to episode.

On her character Maeve in Westworld: It’s the best role. The perspective she has [as a robot] and what that, as an audience, allows us to consider… What makes her strong are the things she’s copied or learnt from a human being. She’s cherry-picked the things she wants to keep.”

On the female directors on this season of Westworld: “It’s really great this season. We have such good directors. We have eight episodes and five are directed by women. I’ve worked with so many women over the past 12 months.”

For more from Thandie Newton, visit Net-A-Porter’s Porter now!

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Aaron Paul & New 'Westworld' Stars Join Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton & More at Season 3 Premiere!

Evan Rachel Wood walks the red carpet alongside new co-star Aaron Paul at the season three premiere of Westworld on Thursday (March 5) at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

The actors were joined at the event by co-stars Tessa Thompson, Thandie Newton, Simon Quarterman, Angela Sarafyan, Ben Barnes, Luke Hemsworth, Clifton Collins Jr, Katja Herbers, Leonardo Nam, and Tao Okamoto.

More stars who are joining the cast for season three and were at the premiere included Lena Waithe, Vincent Cassel, Kid Cudi, John Gallagher Jr, Michael Ealy, Tommy Flanagan, and football player Marshawn Lynch.

Also in attendance were Aaron‘s wife Lauren Parsekian, Luke‘s wife Samantha Hemsworth, and Thandie‘s husband, director Ol Parker.

The third season of Westworld premieres on HBO on March 15!

FYI: Evan is wearing a Versace dress and Melinda Maria earrings. Thandie is wearing a Burberry gown, Sylva & Cie. earrings, and an Eva Fehren ring. Tessa is wearing a Loewe dress, Mizuki earrings, and rings by Eva Fehren and Ileana Makri. Angela is wearing a Redemption dress and Kallati jewelry. Aaron is wearing a Paul Smith suit and a Todd Snyder sweater vest. Luke is wearing Wolf & Shepherd shoes.

50+ pictures inside from the premiere of WestworldMore Here! »

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Thandie Newton Films 'Westworld' Season 3 in Los Angeles

Thandie Newton is hard at work on the new season of Westworld!

The 46-year-old actress got in character wearing a gray dress as she filmed a few scenes for the upcoming third season on Friday afternoon (August 9) in Los Angeles.

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Joining Thandie on set was co-star Vincent Cassel as they filmed a scenes in a field.

Last month, Thandie Newton and several co-stars promoted the upcoming third season at the 2019 Comic-Con.

The new season of Westworld will premiere on HBO in 2020 – watch the new trailer here!

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Thandie Newton & Daughter Nico Parker Are a Fashion Forward Pair!

Thandie Newton holds hands with her daughter Nico Parker while leaving Craig’s restaurant on Tuesday (August 6) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The mother-daughter duo attended Variety’s 2019 Power of Young Hollywood party that night at the H Club.

If you weren’t aware, Nico was one of the stars of Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo earlier this year. The 14-year-old actress doesn’t yet have anything on her slate as a follow-up, but we can’t wait to see what she does next!

FYI: Thandie Newton is wearing an Ashish dress. Nico Parker is wearing a Chanel dress.

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Camila Cabello & Cole Sprouse Attend Variety's Power of Young Hollywood 2019

Camila Cabello strikes a pose on the red carpet as she arrives at the Variety’s 2019 Power of Young Hollywood party on Tuesday night (August 6) at the H Club in Los Angeles.

The 22-year-old singer looked pretty in a ruffled, pink dress as she walked the red carpet alongside Cole Sprouse.

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Other stars at the event included The Bachelorette‘s Hannah Brown, The Little Mermaid‘s Halle Bailey and her sister Chloe Bailey, black-ish actress Marsai Martin, If Beale Street Could Talk actor Stephan James, Euphoria‘s Storm Reid, grown-ish actor Trevor Jackson, Thandie Newton and daughter Nico Parker, Now Apocalypse actress Kelly Berglund, Jumanji actress Madison Iseman, and Andi Mack actor Asher Angel.

FYI: Camila wore a Zuhair Murad dress. Trevor wore the UGG shoes. Cole wore a Saint Laurent suit. Chloe and Halle are wearing Rhea Costa looks with Stella Luna shoes. Chloe is also wearing Dean Davidson earrings. Madison is wearing a Catherine Gee pantsuit.

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