Hayley Atwell has lavished praise on the moviemaking talents of Tom Cruise, not just as an actor but as an organiser and producer, describing him as a "one-man studio."
The British actress joined the Mission: Impossible franchise for the upcoming Dead Reckoning Part One which recently had its premiere in Rome.
As Cruise is now a producer on all of his projects, he is heavily involved in many parts of the production. He is a self-confessed cinephile and was actually credited with saving the movie-going experience by Steven Spielberg after the enormous success of Top Gun: Maverick.
"He’s a one-man studio. There is nothing this man doesn’t know about movie-making and the cinematic experience for the audience," Atwell told ET Canada.
"It’s deeply inspiring to find someone who is so committed to something, whose work ethic extends to so many different departments. For me, he remains a real inspiration as a professional, dedicated, enthusiastic guy, whose own success has never been his demise."
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One is released this summer. Atwell joins the cast as the character of Grace and early reviews of the movie have described her performance as one of the highlights.
Cruise praises Dead Reckoning cast
The praise among the Mission: Impossible family wasn't just one way, no, as Cruise was full of superlatives for his co-stars in an interview with Collider.
" submarines, it has the desert, it has Rome, beautiful locations in Abu Dhabi, Norway, a train that we built, action on the train, and a very engrossing story with a really beautiful cast, an amazing, very charismatic cast," he said.
"I think when you look at this movie, it really defines what I think about cinema and why because you look at this kind of cast, you look at a brilliant ensemble cast, and the kind of story is very engrossing."