Angela Bassett Talks ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’, Tom Cruise, and Plays “Ice Breakers”

     July 31, 2018

Let me start with the most important thing first: Mission: Impossible – Fallout is a monster home-run of a movie. Writer-director Christopher McQuarrie (the first director to return to the Mission franchise) and Tom Cruise have crafted an action extravaganza that’s loaded with tons of “I can’t believe they just did that!” moments. As most of you know, Cruise is famous for doing his own stunts, and what he does in Fallout will leave your jaw on the ground. But beyond flying a helicopter in crazy ways, riding a motorcycle at high speeds through oncoming traffic in Paris, and jumping out of a plane at thirty-five thousand feet, there is a fight scene in a bathroom with Henry Cavill and Liang Yang that is worth the price of admission alone. Trust me, if you like action movies, thrillers, or just awesome movies, you want to see Mission: Impossible – Fallout on the biggest screen you can.


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Recently, I got to speak with Angela Bassett at the press junket in Paris, France. During the wide-ranging conversation she talked about what he’ll never forget about making Mission Impossible: Fallout, her reaction to seeing the film for the first time, why Tom Cruise is such a special co-star, and played “Ice Breakers” – a fun game that includes questions like which TV show you would want to play a guest spot on, favorite sci-fi/fantasy movie, which film scared you as a kid, what you collect, if you own any movie/TV show props, what’s your phone background photo, and more.

Here’s the full list of questions followed by the official synopsis and recent links. Mission: Impossible – Fallout also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, Ving Rhames, Vanessa Kirby, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Wes Bentley, and Frederick Schmidt.

Angela Bassett:

  • What was her reaction seeing the film for the first time?
  • Can she share a Tom Cruise story about him being nice or going out of his way being thoughtful?
  • What will she never forget about making Mission Impossible: Fallout?
  • What TV show would she like to guest star on?
  • Does she have a favorite sci-fi or fantasy film?
  • What film scared her as a kid?
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    What does she collect?

  • What movie or TV show props does she own?
  • What would people be surprised to learn about you?
  • What TV show have you watched all the way through more than once?
  • What’s her background photo on her phone?
  • Has she watched a movie more than ten times?
  • Does she have a favorite pair of sneakers or shoes?
  • Does she remember what got her into the entertainment industry?

For more on Mission: Impossible – Fallout, be sure to get caught up with our recent write-ups provided at the links below:

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