Tom Cruise told the Mummy co-star Annabelle Wallis that no one can run on screen with him
For decades, Tom Cruise has been one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, and several of his roles have required him to perform intense action sequences, but his co-star in The Mummy, Annabelle Wallis, recently noted that the actor does not want him to any of his co-stars run alongside him on screen. The actress was so determined to race alongside him in the franchise reboot that she timed her workouts for Cruise to witness her physical abilities and prove she had what it took to keep up with him in the horror movie.
“I was able to run on screen with him, but he said no at first. He said, 'No one runs on screen [with me],' and I said, 'But I'm a good runner.' Wallis revealed to The Hollywood Reporter: “So, I timed my tape so he would come in and see me run. And then he added all these racing scenes. So, that was it. It was better than an Oscar. I was so happy! I was so happy to be able to race on screen with Tom Cruise. "
From Annabelle Wallis' enthusiastic response to speaking, it's unclear if she was somehow contractually prevented from participating in such a scene with the actor or if she was just joking that no one was running with him in the movie, but given the The fact that she finally shared the screen with him in intense action sequences, clearly Cruise is open to such an event happening.
Throughout her career, Wallis has shared the screen with a number of compelling performers, as well as being one in her own right, though she's still asked specifically about Cruise even years after their collaboration. He went on to point out that he doesn't expect to stop answering questions about the actor while also detailing why he understands that people are so curious about him.
"I don't think they ever will," the actress shared about whether people will stop asking her about the actor. “It's Tom Cruise. It's his thing. He's a movie star, and he does his own stunts! He's serious and loves this business. He's a movie buff. I think people are in awe of that kind of passion and love for film and the desire to excel, to keep growing and keep pushing the limits. It's on a different level and, you know, I checked a box. "
While The Mummy was destined to start a "Dark Universe" of movie reboots centering on the iconic Monsters of Universal, the film's disappointing box office performance prevented further films in the franchise from being developed. However, this year's Invisible Man rekindled interest in reinventing those characters, and it appears that new projects for Dracula and The Wolf Man were moving forward.
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