Westworld actress Thandie Newton admits that she has been surprised by the amount of support she has received after calling out actor Tom Cruise for his on-set behaviour during the filming of Mission: Impossible 2.

“I was surprised by the appreciation I had got. I thought that I would be in trouble because that’s kind of what I’m used to,” Newton told Variety.

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In July the actress remarked that Cruise is a “dominant individual” and she got the impression that nobody, according to Cruise, works as hard as he does.

“I was so scared of Tom. He tries super hard to be a nice person. But the pressure. He takes on a lot. And I think he has this sense that only he can do everything as best as it can be done,” she said at the time.

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Speaking on her experience working with Cruise and the comments she made, Newton said that she couldn’t keep quiet – and that she has nothing to lose.

“I just happened to be an older woman who has recognized that knowing the truth and speaking the truth has benefited me a hell of a lot more than being silenced or seeing people silenced around me. I have nothing to lose because I could just then not get hired, which is kind of normal for people in my generation anyway. So I’ve got nothing to lose and I would rather go out using this moment. … It’s not even about my confessions. It’s about that this is the reality of what people face.”

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