Hayley Atwell Reacts to Tom Cruise Dating Rumors

Hayley Atwell has heard the rumors about whether or not she’s relationship Tom Cruise — and she or he’s not thrilled in regards to the hypothesis.

Atwell, 41, stated that she thinks of Cruise, 61, and their Mission: Not possible – Lifeless Reckoning Half One director Christopher McQuarrie as “form of two uncles,” which makes the romance rumors all of the extra uncomfortable.

“I might be like, ‘Oh, there’s some bizarre rumors, and it feels base, it feels a little bit soiled, it feels grubby, it’s not what I’m about,’” she informed The Impartial in an interview revealed on Saturday, July 8. “Why are issues being assumed or projected onto me about my relationship with my work colleague and boss?”

Atwell went on to say that she finds the hypothesis “upsetting” partly as a result of Cruise is a colleague. “It’s involving folks in my precise life, my private life, who should be on the receiving finish of that,” she defined. “It turns into invasive.”

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Having been the topic of loads of rumors himself, Cruise was in a position to supply her some recommendation in regards to the scenario. “After I’ve talked to him about it, he’d be like, ‘ precisely who you’re. what you’re about. And that’s the solely factor that issues. It doesn’t matter what folks consider you, if you’re in integrity with your self, if what your worth system is,’” Atwell recalled her costar saying.

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Atwell stars alongside Cruise within the newest Mission: Not possible installment, which hits theaters on Wednesday, July 12. Cruise reprises his function as spy Ethan Hunt, whereas Atwell performs a brand new character named Grace. Atwell famous that Grace isn’t a love curiosity for Ethan, who already shares a good quantity of sexual rigidity with Ilsa (Rebecca Ferguson).

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In response to Atwell, she and Cruise determined that Grace and Ethan ought to have extra of a “sibling factor” between them. “The viewers wouldn’t need another person coming in and going, ‘Oh, excuse me’ – you’d should earn that,” she informed The Impartial. “[Tom and Christopher] love seeing ladies thrive and be in their very own energy, so if I ever tried to play small or flirtatious, or play damsel, they might most likely be like, ‘What are you doing? That’s not you!’”

Earlier this yr, Cruise sparked relationship rumors with Shakira after the duo had been noticed hanging out at a Components 1 race in Miami, however an insider solely informed Us Weekly in Could that the pair weren’t pursuing a relationship. In 2014, Cruise was rumored to be relationship Laura Prepon, however the actress, 43, rapidly shut down hypothesis. He was beforehand married to Nicole Kidman — with whom he shares daughter Isabella, 30, and son Connor, 28 — from 1990 to 2001. Cruise later married Katie Holmes in November 2006 after welcoming a daughter in April of that yr. The previous couple break up in 2012.

Atwell, for her half, received engaged to musician Ned Wolfgang Kelly in April.