Thandie Newton told everything covering her three decade working as an actress. She has been real honest in her interview from her growing frustrations over “Westworld” to her issues filming the sexual assault scene in “Crash,” and of “Mission: Impossible 2.” Not afraid of telling her past experience she said it was nightmare
“I was so scared of Tom. He was a very dominant individual,” Newton told Vulture. “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.”
Newton says she even got angry with tom while filming night scene for the Mission: Impossible 2. She further added, ‘We filmed the entire scene with me being him — because, believe me, I knew the lines by then — and him playing me,” Newton said. “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.”
Newton shared her experience to Jonathan Demme the director later that for her it was a nightmare. “I was describing it, it was clear that I thought I was the big fucking problem,” she said. “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 re-shoot 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 realised 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.”
During her conversation she also mentioned that she had “the most extraordinary time” during “Mission Impossible” and also pointed that Cruise’s behaviour was purely stress generated.