What you need to know about Rebecca Ferguson's role in Tom Cruise's Mission Impossible: Fallout
With films including The Greatest Showman (2017), The Snowman (2016) and The Girl on the Train (2016) to her credit, the stunning actor Rebecca Ferguson is all set to scorch the big screen alongside none other than the man himself - Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Fallout. The sixth instalment of the franchise, releasing pan-India by Paramount Pictures on July 27 will be exclusively distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. It will be released in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, and sees Rebecca essay the character of former MI6 agent Ilsa Faust.
What's interesting to note is how iconic her character name is in the film. The name Ilsa is the same as the first name of Ingrid Bergman’s character in Casablanca - Ilsa Lund, in Casablanca. This is the director's way of subtly driving attention to the similarities he sees between Rebecca Ferguson and actresses of Hollywood’s Golden Era, according to Tom Cruise. “Rebecca is incredible. She is very charismatic and athletic with a dynamic presence that uniquely holds the screen” says Cruise.
Talking about her character, Rebecca says, “Ilsa works mostly for herself and to achieve what she needs to. We all have our different goals and agendas in this film. Sometimes they interact, and sometimes we put sticks in each other’s wheels, and that creates intense momentum.”