Original “Mummy” scares Tom Cruise

1932 blockbuster Hollywood movie “The Mummy” starring Boris Karloff as the monster terrifies Tom Cruise, who features in a new “Mummy” reboot.

Three Golden Globe Awards winner Hollywood actor Tom Cruise recently revealed that the original Mummy had left him terrified.

Starring as a Navy Seal Tyler Colt in the new “Mummy” reboot, the first film in Universal Studios’ Dark Universe movie series, Tom Cruise said that he had vibrant childhood memories of watching the original movie and being so scared of Karloff’s performance that he had to sleep in the same room as his sisters Lee Anne, Marian and Cass.

He confirmed that he was sure he wanted the role when the offer came up. Cruise said, “I loved the old 30s one with Boris Karloff. My three sisters shared a room; I was a guy so I had my own room, but after watching that I had to sneak into their room because I was so terrified.”

In the new movie, the supernatural villain is Princess Ahmanet, played by Sofia Boutella. According to Cruise the move to make the contender a woman gives the story a “fresh and modern take”.

He said, “I thought it really made for a fresh and modern take on it that really leads us in to this new universe. Sofia is beautiful, powerful, terrifying, but very alluring; you want to be with her but then you’re scared of her.”

“Mummy” reboot also features Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, Jake Johnson and Courtney B. Vance.


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