Why Pom Klementieff Was ‘Happy’ But ‘Stressed’ Working With Tom Cruise On Mission: Impossible Movies


Pom Klementieff is set to appear not only in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3, as Mantis, but also in Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning – Part 1 alongside Tom Cruise in 2023. The long delay in the production of the new Mission: Impossible films has made us wait a long time for this one, but it promises to be something special. The actress has nothing but positive things to say about working with Cruise, though she admits that even being cast in the new film was stressful for her, despite her excitement to be a part of the franchise.

When Pom Klementieff was told she would be in not just the first Mission: Impossible film, but both of the next two, she says she was thrilled, but she was also stressed because she couldn’t tell anyone she was in the movies at first. However, once on set, she found Tom Cruise to be inspirational. She elaborated…

Oh, he’s a dream to work with. He’s so thoughtful and powerful to watch, so kind and generous, and such an inspiration. He just pushes himself, always challenges himself, and is a constant source of inspiration. Oh my goodness, I was overjoyed. I was overjoyed but also stressed because I wanted to tell everyone but had to wait at least a few days. But, without a doubt, it was a dream come true. On the set of his films, Tom Cruise is known to put himself out there. He performs all of his own stunts and is always willing to try anything the film requires. The Mission: Impossible films have evolved into a showcase for massive practical stunts. It’s no surprise that she found Cruise and his work ethic inspiring on the set of Dead Reckoning Part One.

We don’t know much about Pom Klementieff’s role in the new Mission: Impossible films at this point, but the trailer for Dead Reckoning: Part One shows Klementieff kicking some serious ass, so it appears Tom Cruise wasn’t the only one throwing himself into the action for this one. However, the absence of Klementieff’s character in the trailer alongside Ethan Hunt and his team suggests she may be one of the film’s antagonists.

Part One of Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning is still more than a year away, and Part Two is currently in production. The films are expected to bring an end to Tom Cruise’s tenure in the franchise, though the stars may not be able to stay away.

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