Tom Wilkinson: Mission Impossible salary too good to refuse

February 22nd, 2012

Tom Wilkinson signed up for 'Mission:Impossible - Ghost Protocol' for the money.

The British actor stars as the secretary of the fictional independent espionage agency Impossible Missions Force (IMF) in the Brad Bird directed movie and revealed he took on the role for the money and because he likes the film's leading man Tom Cruise.

He said: ''To be honest the pay was too good to turn down and I liked Tom Cruise, I've worked with him a couple of times and I've got to know his wife and him the year before really quite well as I done a television programme with his wife, and I've worked with him and he wanted me to come over and do it. I was quite happy to do that.''

Tom also revealed he has cut back on the movie roles he takes in recent years and now only signs up to a movie he thinks will be fun.

The 'Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' star said: ''This past year I only had three, two really small roles and one just a couple of days work on Mission Impossible movie.

''I just look at it and think can I do this? Would it be fun to do, the answer is generally yes, if it is yes then you think I'll do it.''