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Mission Impossible – ‘You always look for other options’, Tom Cruise gives the biggest lesson to Rebecca Ferguson

Rebecca Ferguson was last seen in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, which was released in July, 2023

Mission Impossible – ‘You always look for other options’, Tom Cruise gives the biggest lesson to Rebecca Ferguson

Still of Tom Cruise with Rebecca Ferguson from Mission Impossible

Last Updated: 03.06 AM, Dec 18, 2023


Rebecca Ferguson has been working in the Mission Impossible franchise since 2015. She plays the character of Ilsa Faust, a secret agent in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, and the latest one, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

Rebecca Ferguson's character as IIsa Faust

No wonder, her outstanding performance made her reprise the role three times. Torn between duty and redemption, Ilsa Faust is a skilled MI6 operative turned Syndicate assassin, who is trained in the halls of British intelligence. She infiltrated the ranks of this rogue organisation as a deadly assassin, all while playing a long game against her sinister former colleagues. Now, fate throws her onto the same side as Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, leaving her loyalties as shrouded in mystery as her past.

Rebecca Ferguson shares her experience working with Tom Cruise

Recently in an interview with Radio Times, the actress talked about her work in Dead Reckoning Part One. Although this is the third time she worked with Tom Cruise, she was amazed each time with his work. Rebecca shared that she has learnt a lesson from the action star, and that she's going to follow her whole life. She said that Cruise is a very happy person. Despite being a professional movie star, he is very kind and driven, and gave her several opportunities.


“He expects the best of everyone. That’s probably the one thing I’ve really taken with me. If you can’t deliver, that’s fine, you always look for other solutions. But he’s the first one on set and the last one out. If you ask that everyone be their best selves, you need to deliver that for yourself. And he does”, Rebecca told Radio Times.

Rebecca Ferguson's upcoming films

Apart from Mission Impossible, the 40-year-old actress has worked in several other big films like – The Girl on the Train, Men In Black: International, Doctor Sleep, Dune, Silo, etc. She will once again reprise her roles in Dune: Part Two in 2024 and Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two in 2025.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is currently streaming on Prime Video.

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