Katie Holmes has followed Thandie Newton on Instagram, just days after the latter revealed that she was ‘so scared’ of the former’s ex Tom Cruise.
In a new interview with Vulture, Thandie, 47, divulged details of what it was like working alongside the 58-year-old in the 2000 action flick Mission Impossible II, in which she admitted he was ‘dominant’ and left her in distress.
Following the interview, Katie, 41, who was married to Tom from 2006 until 2012, added the Brit to the 707 accounts she follows, while she herself has 2million followers on the photosharing site.
Instagram official: Katie Holmes has followed Thandie Newton on Instagram, just days after the latter revealed that she was ‘so scared’ of the former’s ex Tom Cruise
Katie and Tom share 14-year-old daughter Suri, who they welcomed in April of 2006. They became in engaged in 2005, after having dated for less than two-months.
They tied the knot on November 18 of that year, during a lavish ceremony in Italy orchestrated by the Church Of Scientology – which Tom famously worships.
Reports over the years have alleged that Tom’s role in his marriage to Katie was a ‘controlling’ one and that Katie feared ‘retaliation‘ by the Church Of Scientology, upon filing for divorce, which is said to have turned acrimonious.
In her interview with Vulture, Thandie discussed how she felt ‘terrified and insecure’ on the set of Mission Impossible II, due to Tom’s ‘dominant’ behavior.
Got wind: Holmes’ follow comes after Thandie revealed in an interview with Vulture that she was ‘so scared’ of Holmes’ ex Tom Cruise, while working with him on the set of Mission Impossible II; Katie (LEFT) pictured in 2019, Thandie (RIGHT) pictured in March
‘I was so scared of Tom. He was a very dominant individual. He tries super hard to be a nice person. But the pressure. He takes on a lot,’ explained the WestWorld star.
Thandie played the role of Nyah Nordoff‑Hall, who was Tom’s character Ethan Hunt’s love interest in the blockbuster film.
Newton recalled one time – while the pair were filming in Spain – where Tom got ‘frustrated’ with her over her performance in one particular scene.
‘So this scene was happening, and Tom was not happy with what I was doing because I had the s**ttiest lines, and he gets so frustrated.’
Drama: Katie was married to Tom from 2006 until 2012, when she filed for divorce from the Hollywood veteran after less than six-years of marriage; (Katie and Tom pictured in February 2012)
Tom attempted to take matters into his owns hands by acting out Thandie’s lines himself as the co-stars performed an acting exercise.
But Thandie confessed that the method made her suffer. She said: ‘It just pushed me further into a place of terror and insecurity. It was a real shame. And bless him.
‘And I really do mean bless him, because he was trying his damnedest… He wasn’t horrible. It was just — he was really stressed,’ she sad.
Opening up: In her interview with Vulture published Tuesday, Thandie opened up about how she felt ‘terrified and insecure’ on the set of Mission Impossible II, due to Tom’s ‘dominant’ behavior; Thandie and Tom pictured in Mission Impossible II in 2000
Thandie revealed she then called late director Jonathan Demme, who she worked with on Beloved and The Truth About Charlie, to seek advice after which he scolded her for not ‘backing herself’ and made her realize Tom wanted an ‘apha b***h’.
She also revealed that Tom’s then-wife Nicole Kidman was responsible for helping her scoop the highly sought after role.
Mission Impossible II premiered in theaters in the United States on May 24 of 2000 and raked in over $546million at the worldwide box office.
Tom’s on-set behaviour has frequently been up for discussion, with Cabin In The Woods director Drew Goddard, describing their 2009 meeting as: ‘That was definitely one of those surreal experiences…
Love interest: Thandie played the role of Nyah Nordoff‑Hall, who was Tom’s character Ethan Hunt’s love interest in the blockbuster film; Thandie pictured in Mission Impossible II in 2000
‘It was wonderful. I mean, Tom — at least in my experience with him — I’ve never met a more enthusiastic, creative, and supportive person. He has that energy and to feel that energy directed towards you about you, it’s like a drug. It’s wonderful.
‘He was so excited about the script and so complimentary and really just pointed out scenes in the movie that he felt we should bring out more. And he was totally right.’
Her comments about her co-star come after Thandie revealed she is finally enjoying the kind of career boost she expected to have in her twenties.
Pressure: ‘I was so scared of Tom. He was a very dominant individual. He tries super hard to be a nice person. But the pressure. He takes on a lot,’ explained the WestWorld star; Tom and Thandie pictured in 2000