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Rebecca Ferguson’s Cruise crush

Rebecca Ferguson thinks Tom Cruise is a “wonderful, happy dude”.

The Swedish actress stars alongside the legendary actor in forthcoming flick Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. The 31-year-old had a crush on her co-star growing up, and wasn’t afraid to tell him so once they were working together.

“I had Tom Cruise—and yes, I told him. I was on the treadmill running in the gym and I had forgotten that when I was young, I must've seen Interview with the Vampire: Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, good combo,” she laughed to Elle.com. “And, I had a recurring dream about him, like a love dream. I was in love with him [and] I was 11, 12? He was probably my one crush.”

Rebecca first met the 53-year-old in a bit of a whirlwind, having come from Morocco where she had been shooting another film to be introduced.

“I think the nerves came after realising I just met him because it was so fast,” she said. “And it was more of the efficiency of meeting him. [It was like] boom, there he was! And we laughed and had fun and then I left the room going: What the — just happened?”

Rebecca was thrilled to learn that her idol was as nice in person as he seemed in interviews and on the red carpet. But she doesn’t think Tom gets enough credit for his sense of humour as he deserves.

“Tom just in general is not known to be as funny as he is. He is hilarious,” she revealed. “When you have him and Simon Pegg on set, sometimes it'll be hard. You have to walk away to not pee on yourself! But [Tom] is to be known as such a wonderful, happy dude.”

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