While we’ve been awaiting an official trailer for “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” — which is said to drop in front of this week’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” — a French version leaked online Monday (June 27), and reportedly contains plenty of expected shots of Tom Cruise involved in crazy action sequences as super-spy Ethan Hunt.
Since we have yet to see the trailer or any footage ourselves, when MTV News caught up with Cruise’s better half, Katie Holmes, Monday during the press day for “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” we asked if she’s seen any of the film yet.
“I have. I had an advanced screening,” she said with a laugh, adding that it’s a perk of being married to the film’s star.
As for her thoughts about Cruise’s death-defying stunts in the film, particularly those he performed atop Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building), Holmes turned the question over to Guillermo del Toro, who produced “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.”
“What did you think, Guillermo, about the Burj?” she asked him.
“I love it!” he said, at which point they both agreed that Cruise’s stunts were scarier than their film, which revolves around the demonic activities of a group of terrifying little creatures that seek out and kill humans, particularly children.
“It’s amazing,” Holmes continued. “The movie is going to be very cool and intense and the best ‘Mission’ yet.”
The actress also mentioned that she’d be game for a role that required a few crazy stunts herself. “I think it sounds fun,” she said.
Del Toro then chimed in with his own “Mission: Impossible Diaries,” so to speak: “I live ‘Mission: Impossible.’ It’s what I call my diet,” he joked, and then proceeded to hum the “Mission: Impossible” theme song, while miming his insatiable appetite, making Holmes burst out laughing.
Holmes weighed-in: “I have a lot of ‘Mission: Impossible’ moments, just being a mom.”
Del Toro agreed: “Yes, coping with the home front.”
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