Pom Klementieff’s Request for Realistic Stunt Denied by Tom Cruise during Mission: Impossible Filming

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By Black Widow

The Guardians of the Galaxy actress shares her experience shooting Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

In an exciting behind-the-scenes revelation, Pom Klementieff, known for her role in Guardians of the Galaxy, shares her experience shooting the upcoming Mission: Impossible film. While playing the dangerous character of Paris, Klementieff had a fight scene with Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt in Venice, where she made a unique request for authenticity.

Request for Realistic Stunt: Klementieff’s Brave Proposal Denied

During the intense encounter with Cruise’s super-spy, Klementieff suggested to her co-star that he kick her in the stomach for real. She indicated her midsection, urging Cruise to go all out. However, the Top Gun star, known for his dedication to on-screen realism, refused her request, prioritizing safety over realism. Despite Klementieff’s belief that the genuine kick would enhance her performance, Cruise wisely declined.

Pom Klementieff in Mission: Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One

Paris: A Chaotic and Destructive Character

Director Christopher McQuarrie selected Klementieff for the role of Paris after being impressed by her portrayal of Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. He describes Paris as a highly dangerous character who wreaks havoc and destroys everything in her path. She is portrayed as a rebel, a killer, and someone with exceptional skills, but also deeply lonely.

Thrilling Action in Rome and Unique Style

Much of the excitement in the film takes place in Rome, where Klementieff’s character, driving a Humvee, pursues Ethan Hunt and Hayley Atwell’s characters in a small yellow Fiat. Despite the challenges of shooting during the COVID-19 pandemic, Klementieff had a blast during this scene, trying to contain her laughter as she had fun chasing the Fiat through the picturesque streets of Rome.

Inspired by the Original Series

Klementieff reveals that her character’s name, Paris, pays homage to Leonard Nimoy’s Great Paris, a magician spy from the original Mission: Impossible TV show. This connection holds special significance as Klementieff is originally from France and speaks French in real life. The character’s unique style, described as punk and fearless, sets her apart from other actresses in the Mission: Impossible franchise.

Anticipation for Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Fans eagerly await the release of Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, set to hit theaters on July 12. With Klementieff’s electrifying performance and the promise of exhilarating action sequences, this latest installment in the Mission: Impossible series is sure to captivate audiences worldwide. Although Klementieff didn’t get her wish for a real kick from Tom Cruise, her portrayal of Paris guarantees an unforgettable experience on the big screen.