British actress Hayley Atwell finally addressed the persistent rumors of a romantic relationship with her “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One” co-star, Tom Cruise, in a recent interview with The Independent. Atwell, who is engaged to music producer Ned Wolfgang Kelly, clarified that the speculations are entirely false.
Describing Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie as “sort of two uncles,” Atwell expressed her discomfort with the rumors. She remarked, “I would be like, ‘Ooh, there are some weird rumors, and it feels base. It feels a little dirty. It feels grubby. It’s not what I’m about.” The actress expressed her frustration at the assumptions and projections made about her relationship with Cruise, emphasizing that it invades her personal life.
The seventh installment in the renowned “Mission: Impossible” franchise, “Dead Reckoning Part One,” follows Tom Cruise’s character, Ethan Hunt, as he confronts a formidable threat known as “The Entity,” an evolving artificial intelligence posing a global security risk. Atwell portrays the enigmatic thief Grace in the film, and the on-screen duo embarks on thrilling adventures, including a wild car chase through Rome and a harrowing train trip on the Orient Express.
“Dead Reckoning” has garnered high praise from critics for its breathtaking action sequences and compelling performances. Erik Davis of Fandango lauded the film as an “impeccably made action film that does not stop entertaining.” Perri Nemiroff of Collider praised Atwell’s addition to the franchise, highlighting her versatility and capability as a hero.
As rumors about Atwell’s alleged romance with Cruise continue to circulate, the actress remains focused on her engagement to Ned Wolfgang Kelly and her professional commitment to the film. She expressed her disappointment with the invasive nature of such rumors, emphasizing the impact they have on her loved ones.
By addressing the dating rumors, Atwell hopes to set the record straight and redirect the spotlight to the film’s merits, showcasing the exhilarating action sequences and the dynamic chemistry between the cast members.