'I was just gobsmacked': Vanessa Kirby spills the beans on Mission: Impossible and her cinematic journey

    Oscar-nominated actress Vanessa Kirby reveals her method-free approach to 'Italian Studies,' her experiences in her teenage years, and excitement about her upcoming projects.

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    "Come As You Are": Vanessa Kirby's Candid Take on 'Italian Studies'

    Versatile actress Vanessa Kirby, famed for her role in 'The Crown,' takes us through her journey of portraying Alina, a disoriented writer wandering New York City in the indie drama 'Italian Studies.' The role, which saw Kirby filming while juggling a play in London, was an unusual but challenging experience.

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    "If You Are Knackered, You Come Knackered"

    Directed by Adam Leon, the movie encouraged a unique approach to character development, where Kirby was instructed to show up as she was, fatigue and all. She reveals, "Adam said, ‘I don’t want you to have a process. I want you to come as you are. If you are knackered, you come knackered.'" This made for a demanding shoot, where she was often unaware of what scene was on the docket.

    "You Have to Tear Your Feet One by One"

    Relishing in the challenge, Kirby likened her experience on 'Italian Studies' to diving into the deep end, a stark contrast from her previous roles. In addition, working with a young cast, who were largely real NYC teens, proved a poignant experience. It led her to reflect on her own teen years, which she confesses were fraught with emotional turmoil and existential angst.

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    "To Worry Less About the Future"

    When asked about what she would change about her teenage years, the actress admitted that worrying less about the future would be on top of her list. Kirby also expressed her admiration for the uninhibited presence of her young co-stars, which added to the authenticity of her performance.

    "I'm So Terrified. If I Jump Off This Cliff"

    In the pipeline for Kirby is Ridley Scott's 'Kitbag,' where she will be seen as Empress Josephine alongside Joaquin Phoenix's Napoleon. Fans can also anticipate her reprising her role as Alanna Mitsopolis/White Widow for the final time in the eighth installment of the 'Mission: Impossible' franchise.

    The actress drew inspiration from Tom Cruise's daring stunt work for her own acting challenges, saying, "He definitely inspires you to push beyond the limits that you think are possible in yourself." Kirby's enthusiasm for her craft and upcoming roles is undoubtedly infectious, leaving fans eager for her future performances.

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