Pom Klementieff Is Hooked on Skydiving, Thanks to Tom Cruise

Pom Klementieff had just checked into his London hotel room and was still enjoying the butter chicken he ate an hour earlier.

“It’s summer, but it feels like winter, because London is always like that,” she said in a phone call last month. “So I thought, ‘Okay, I need Indian food.'”

The 37-year-old actress, best known for her fan-favorite roles as the empathetic alien Mantis in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers movies, is second worldwide on the promotional tour for her upcoming blockbuster was participating in the city of In Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1, she plays an assassin hunting Tom Cruise’s character.

“I love playing villains,” says the soft-spoken and outspoken Klementieff, whose character Paris is modeled after the male character in the original TV series that inspired the movie Mission: Impossible. talked about “There’s an element of catharsis and a bit of madness in there, and it’s really fun.”

In the seventh film, Mission: Impossible, I was able to demonstrate my talent for stunt work, such as boxing and taekwondo training, which I had a little sleep during the Marvel movie..

“Mantis isn’t the most physical fighter,” she says. “So it was fun playing a rebel who loves to kill, fight and chase.”

Klementieff explains how Tom Cruise got her hooked on skydiving, why ‘Gone Girl’ is a comfortable watch for her, and why she’s been so successful in Broadway’s ‘A Doll’s House’. He talked about how he fell in love with Jessica Chastain’s acting. These are edited excerpts from the conversation.


I love watching this movie on Valentine’s Day when I’m single, or on Christmas when I’m feeling a little down about my family. A movie that makes me feel better.


I taught myself how to ride on the streets and countryside of France. But now I’m actually training properly and I love it. I’m learning how to do a little skid and stoppy. Next I want to learn how to do a wheelie.


I love that my manicures have funny names like Natural Connection and Sexy Divide. Usually all nails are painted the same color, or one nail is lilac and the ring finger is green and the other hand is green and the ring finger is lilac.


I found my favorite ranch in Colorado. It’s a happy place for me. There is a favorite horse named Mr. T. he is great He speaks very quickly, but he also listens. It’s like Star Wars because of the dunes. It looks like we’re on the moon soon. It’s simply wonderful.


There is a great artist in Korea that I love — his Instagram handle is @tattooist_doy. He makes very delicate, intricate and beautiful tattoos. Years ago, when I visited South Korea to promote “The Avengers,” he gave me a sweet purple ink on my forearm. A small flower that he and his uncle used to pick in the woods when he was young. I plan to buy another one with him the next time I go to Asia.


I remember being enraptured when Kill Bill was released in Paris theaters. This is one of the movies that made me want to become an actress. I wanted to assert my confidence.


Years ago, one of my agents wrote on his sock:[expletive] I said, “Please pay,” and I said, “I need those socks.” I bought it because of that, but it makes me smile when I wear it.


Baking is fun because you have to get the steps right and the sizes right. I love making lemon meringue pies, so I draw a heart out of raspberries. I love making chocolate fondant. Really easy. A long time ago, when I had a boyfriend, I used to do that to him too!


I’ve jumped 104 times since October 2021, when Tom Cruise gifted me a skydiving lesson as a wrapping gift. I love the rush, I love precision, I love how sharp it makes me. As you jump out of a hot air balloon early in the morning, the sun is rising and the mist is in the air. It’s like magic.


There is something so magical and inspiring about watching live theater. Being on stage feels like skydiving. you’re flying into the void No one is like, ‘Oh, there’s a second take or a third take’ or ‘Oh, someone’s going to edit it. It is here now. I recently saw Jessica Chastain in A Doll’s House and she was so raw and vulnerable. I can’t help but think about it.

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