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Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson was widely praised for her role as Ilsa Faust in the last Mission: Impossible film and is back again for the sixth instalment with big plans for her character.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout actress Rebecca Ferguson is keen to do a spin-off featuring her character Ilsa Faust.
The 34-year-old is back as the former MI6 agent in the sixth instalment of the action-packed film franchise.
Ferguson won rave reviews for her performance as Faust, an ally to Ethan Hunt and his Impossible Missions Force (IMF) team, in 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.
Asked if she’d be up for doing a spin-off, she says: “Wouldn’t you? You know what, if you take Ilsa away from Mission you kind of kill what Ilsa is. Ilsa is part of this world.
“I love that we don’t know where we’re going to have her. I don’t even know when she’s going to return.”
But there is just one snag for her.
“If she has a spin-off, obviously Tom would have to be a part of it, so it doesn’t really become a spin-off, does it?”
The actress is full of praise for her co-star Cruise, who she calls “incredibly kind” and “generous”.
She says: “I mean, he has incredible qualities. He’s brilliant, but he also manages to make such a good energy on set and bring great energy. All the time.
“People talk about this presence that he has and it must be very tiring to constantly be so positive, but it’s not for him because he loves what he does. He loves people.”
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible – Fallout follows Cruise’s Hunt and his team as they race against time after a mission goes wrong.
Watch the rest of our video interview with Ferguson to find out whether she’d like to do another Mission: Impossible film, how Ilsa’s relationship with Ethan has developed in the new film and what it was like taking part in the daredevil stunts.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is on general release on 25 July.