Tom Cruise has toppled competitors at the box office and performed death-defying stunts, but there’s one thing that appears to be “mission impossible” for him: talking politics.
The Hollywood megastar was in Washington, D.C., to attend the premiere of his new film, “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” on Sunday. Asked if he might join the list of media titans — including Kanye West, Oprah Winfrey and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson — who have flirted with a 2020 presidential run, Cruise responded: “I’m here to talk tonight about ‘Mission: Impossible.'”
The action star ducked and dodged any political talk as impressively as the lead character he plays in the popular franchise, fictional Impossible Missions Force (IMF) agent Ethan Hunt.
“I’m just happy to be here tonight in this beautiful museum. Bringing ‘Mission: Impossible’ here is very exciting because last time I was here it was 1986 when I did ‘Top Gun.’ So I can’t wait for audiences to see it,” Cruise said when ITK inquired whether he would consider bringing together a politically divided…