Interview: Annabelle Wallis (THE MUMMY)

Annabelle Wallis co-stars alongside Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella in “The Mummy”.

Working with Tom Cruise can be a daunting experience, when does it go from “I’m working with Tom Cruise!” to “this is a normal day at work?” Annabelle felt that “it takes a moment definitely. There’s something so exciting and exhilarating about working with someone that you’ve watched your whole life and has inspired you to do what you do – so it definitely took a few months to get used to working across from him.”

There are big stunts in this film, Annabelle was “really excited about trying my hand at action and who better to do it with than Tom Cruise … it was an amazing experience.”

Annabelle has an impressive CV and has known from a young age that acting is what she wanted to do. However she didn’t want to tell everyone about her dream “It wasn’t so much about the people who were going to employ me, it’s the other people that I watched discourage my friends, or tell kids in my class that without a degree in law or banking or something, that you wouldn’t be able to survive in this world and I thought that was wrong. So, I didn’t want to tell them what I wanted so that they couldn’t have the chance to tell me that I couldn’t. I didn’t need anyone to do that so I just thought, I’m going to keep that quiet and do it for myself because I don’t really care what other people think. I’m going to go forth and do it. I didn’t need any discouraging”.

Things really changed for Annabelle’s career when she was cast in “Peaky Blinders.” “It’s such an honour to be considered for any movie when you’ve just worked so hard to work. The weight that comes now is about the choices you make moving forward and making sure you make smart ones – and ones that honour yourself and women. So, it’s an exciting time not but now is also the time I have to really screw my head on tight and make some good choices to stay around.”

I’m sure Annabelle will be around for a long time but right now you can catch her in Irish cinemas, in “The Mummy”.

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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