First interactions are always a big deal for any of us, and it’s no different for the numerous actors and actresses that collaborate on big Hollywood projects over several months at a time. Vanessa Kirby, one of the new emerging talents in the film industry, is well known for making a positive and lasting impression on her co-stars as well as the crew of the project.
And holding that reputation, she tries to make sure that people remember her, both her co-workers and the audience. But this one time while on the sets of the blockbuster Fast And Furious spin-off film Hobbs and Shaw, the actress recalled making a very intense and kind of aggressive impression on Dwayne Johnson that she’ll never forget herself.
Vanessa Kirby Recalls The Time She Wrapped Her Legs Around Dwayne Johnson’s Neck
Dwayne Johnson and Vanessa Kirby in a still from Hobbs and Shaw
Shooting for a film can be a tall order, which is made even more complex when there are people involved that you are unfamiliar with, considering you have to make a whole movie together. Thus, many actors try to get to know each other on the sets or off them to help them make it easier to collaborate. But British actress Vanessa Kirby had other ideas for introducing herself to her Hobbs and Shaw co-star Dwayne Johnson, which was more intense and borderline lethal than anything else.
On the day of the World Premiere of their Fast And Furious spin-off film, the Mission: Impossible star talked to the press about the making of the film and what it was like to work in the franchise. Here, she also recalled the famous scene from the movie where her character is seen taking down Hobbs in a front neck hold while pointing a gun at him at the same time. Recalling this, she said:
“My first day was involved me wrapping my legs around Dwayne’s neck. So, it was the most intense introduction to a film ever and also to a person,”
While the film might have many more memorable scenes in it, this one particular act was definitely the one that left an impression on both of them.
What’s Next For Vanessa Kirby?
Vanessa Kirby and Tom Cruise in a still from Mission: Impossible: Fallout
After appearing as the renowned underground weapons dealer, nicknamed The White Widow in Mission: Impossible: Fallout, Vanessa Kirby will be returning again in the next film of the franchise. Reprising her role, we will be seeing The White Widow in action once again in the upcoming Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One alongside Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt and the rest of the crew in an attempt to save the entire world once more from the clutches of evil.
Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One, in cinemas on 12 July 2023.