Belfast Telegraph

Monday 28 July 2014

Cruise and Olga praise Kosinski

Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko and director Joseph Kosinski on the red carpet for the Dublin premiere of Oblivion
Tom Cruise learned to pull a pint of Guinness during his Dublin visit
Olga Kurylenko wore an emerald green gown for the Irish screening

Tom Cruise and Olga Kurylenko have both hailed new sci-fi director Joseph Kosinski as a genius at the Irish premiere of new film Oblivion.

The pair star in the futuristic action thriller, which is only the second feature film from 38-year-old Tron: Legacy director Joseph.

The film premiered at Dublin's Savoy Cinema, after Tom had spent the day celebrating his Irish roots, and learning to pull pints of Guinness.

Former Bond girl Olga looked elegant in a Roland Mouret gown in emerald green, a nod to Ireland's national colour.

Tom revealed on the red carpet he embraces new challenges when choosing a film, as he likes to learn something new from every movie.

He gushed: "I think Joe Kosinski is absolutely brilliant as a director.

"I look for a great story, something that I connect with, something that is going to entertain an audience, something that I feel will be challenging and different and an experience that I'm going to learn from. And that I can use what interests me and excites me about cinema.

"Oblivion takes place 60 years in the future and it has such a cool world. I love sci-fi. It's become a cinematic trope where you can bring to an audience a new world."

Olga added: "Joseph Kosinski did an amazing job, I think he's one of those cinema geniuses and I hope we'll see many more movies from him in the future."

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