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Paula Patton did some serious working out for her Mission Impossible role

Paula Patton did some serious working out for her Mission Impossible role

Paula Patton did some serious working out for her Mission Impossible role

Paula Patton has revealed how husband Robin Thicke is "proud" of her new film - but also beefed up to compete with her Mission Impossible-honed physique.

The 36-year-old actress, who gave birth five months before getting the part, trained for two-and-a-half hours a day to prepare for her role as field agent Jane Carter in Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, the fourth movie in the blockbuster franchise.

"It's definitely inspired Robin to start working out in a different way because he's like, 'You can't be stronger than me! This can't happen!'," she said.

"I'd come home and show him a new move I learnt. Then suddenly he was hitting the gym hard. He's very competitive, my husband!" the Precious star added.

Despite their gym rivalry, Paula revealed that she and her Grammy-winning singer husband - who have been together since their early teens - are supportive of each other every step of the way.

"He's so proud of me. Robin and I have been together since we were kids, so we've dreamt these dreams - him of being a singer, myself of being an actress," she continued.

"When each one of us accomplishes a new goal, it's a great satisfaction."

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol, which also stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner and Simon Pegg, opens in cinemas on December 26.

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