Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1, the highly anticipated action thriller featuring Tom Cruise, has captivated audiences and critics alike. The film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, showcases remarkable performances and breathtaking fight sequences. Alongside Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hunt, the movie introduces both familiar and new faces to the franchise. Pom Klementieff, who portrays the antagonist Paris in Mission Impossible 7, is now receiving praise for her commanding performance.
In a recent interview with Variety, Pom Klementieff discussed her portrayal of Paris in Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1. The talented actress revealed that she “manifested” the opportunity to be part of this renowned franchise. “Paris is a rather enigmatic character who doesn’t speak much, but when she does, everyone pays attention. I believe my character is on a path of destruction, skilled in combat, and relishes in fighting and taking lives,” she shared. Klementieff also added that her character carries a sense of betrayal and loneliness stemming from being an orphan, emphasizing the underlying emotional wound. She further explained that she contributed her own ideas to the role, as director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise shape the characters around the actors’ abilities.
Inspirations from Bruce Lee, Clint Eastwood, and Kill Bill
During the interview with Variety, Pom Klementieff disclosed the extensive training she underwent for Mission Impossible 7 and shed light on the sources that influenced her character. “We underwent rigorous training with stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood. However, I had been training for years with a martial artist who taught me punching, kicking, kickboxing, boxing, and taekwondo,” she revealed. Klementieff also expressed admiration for director Quentin Tarantino, citing Kill Bill as a significant influence. She mentioned watching movies featuring Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, as well as French films. Additionally, she drew inspiration from characters portrayed by Clint Eastwood and Takeshi Kitano, appreciating their ability to convey profound emotions with minimal dialogue.