The Mummy star Annabelle Wallis has revealed that Tom Cruise told her on the set of the film that no one is allowed to run with him on screen.
Tom Cruise is by far one of the world’s biggest stars but the actor often finds himself in the headlines for rather peculiar reasons. Be it his religious beliefs, a desire to shoot a $200M film in space, or reports of bad behavior with the navy, Tom Cruise’s excentric behavior is often as interesting as the films he makes. One thing that apparently does not like, however, is his costars running on-screen with him.
Annabelle Wallis appeared with Tom Cruise in the infamous 2017 flop, The Mummy. The film was such a failure that it caused Universal to scrap its original Dark Universe plans in favor of scaled-down a Blumhouse Productions versions of the concept. But apparently Annabelle Wallis still gets questions about the film and Tom Cruise.
During a recent interview, The Mummy co-star Annabelle Wallis revealed that Tom Cruise told her that no one is allowed to run on-screen with him. Because of this, Wallis went out of her way to prove what a good runner she was and was allowed to appear on camera with her costar while sprinting:
“I don’t think they ever will. He’s Tom Cruise. He’s his own thing. He’s such a movie star, and he does his own bloody stunts! He means business, and he loves this business. He’s a cinephile. I think people are in awe of that kind of passion and love for cinema and a desire to excel, to keep growing and keep pushing boundaries. He’s on a different level, and, you know, I ticked a box. I got to run on-screen with him, but he told me no at first. He said, “Nobody runs on-screen [with me],” and I said, “But I’m a really good runner.” So, I would time my treadmill so that he’d walk in and see me run. And then he added all these running scenes. So, that was it. It was, like, better than an Oscar. I was so happy! (Laughs.) I was so happy that I got to run on-screen with Tom Cruise. But I don’t think it ever goes away and I hope it never does. It’s so wonderful to be excited by someone and in awe of what they’ve achieved in their lives. Yeah, good on him. And I hope the questions never stop. I love talking about him. It’s really cool.”
What do you all make of Annabelle Wallis’ words? Are you surprised to learn that The Mummy star normally does not allow anyone to run on-screen with him? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
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