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NYLON|June/July 2017 - The Music Issue

After impressing one of the biggest movie stars in the world, annabelle wallis is ready for the spotlight.

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There’s a few things you need to do to keep up with Tom Cruise, and Annabelle Wallis was prepared for most of them. By the time she was cast in this month’s The Mummy—Universal Studios’ reboot of their classic monster property from the 1930s, and more recently the ‘90s—the 32-year-old actress was, like most of the planet, well-versed in the Cruise canon. She expected the inevitable running scene, a staple since The Firm. In fact, the former high school sprinter was ready to outpace her co-star. She wasn’t surprised by the elaborate underwater sequence, à la Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, either. This, too, was a cakewalk: Growing up in Portugal, outside Lisbon, Wallis was already a strong swimmer. But as for Cruise’s idea to shoot on an actual Novespace Zero-G Airbus in free fall, to re-create zero gravity—that she did not see coming.

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