'The Crown' actress Vanessa Kirby finally addresses rumors about her dating Tom Cruise

'The Crown' actress has been dating her 'Queen and Country' co-star Callum Turner for almost two years now.


                            'The Crown' actress Vanessa Kirby finally addresses rumors about her dating Tom Cruise
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Vanessa Kirby might have won over a lot of hearts with regards to her character in the Netflix series 'The Crown', but Kirby is now having to wade through rumors, one of the recent ones being that she is allegedly dating 'Mission Impossible' star Tom Cruise.

However, in a recent interview with 'The View', the actress addressed those very rumors, and in her own way, sort of debunked them as well. 'The Crown' actress has been dating her 'Queen and Country' co-star Callum Turner for almost two years now, just FYI.

While chatting with the publication about the Tom Cruise rumors, she said, "Well, you know what, I don’t know where [the rumors] came out but I had met him once in a room full of people. And I was like, ‘Oh well, I move fast.’ And they were reporting that we were dating and that I was lining up to be wife number four."

Actress Vanessa Kirby attends the 'Queen And Country' premiere during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on October 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Rumors of the two stars dating started last year when Kirby and Cruise were shooting for the new 'Mission Possible' movie together, where she played the role of his love interest. However, the actress revealed later that she found the baseless rumors almost ridiculous and impossible to believe.

Kirby added, "Neither of us talked about it, but I just felt embarrassed that you would even think that that’s…it was just embarrassing, most of all for him probably."

Cruise, a champion of Scientology, is currently single after his high profile divorce with Katie Holmes, which took place back in 2012 and ended their six years of marriage.

The couple currently has a daughter, Suri Cruise together, and it has been reported that Holmes is in a secret relationship with Jamie Foxx at the moment.

Vanessa Kirby speaks onstage during the For Your Consideration event for Netflix's 'The Crown' at Saban Media Center on April 27, 2018 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

 

Kirby further revealed during her conversation with the publication that although her and Cruise never spoke openly about the rumors circulating around their relationship at the time, it did make working together just a tad bit awkward for both of them.

She said, "We were filming on the riverbank in Paris and we had to kiss and the paparazzi were there taking photographs."

Moving on to her character of Princess Margaret for the popular Netflix series, Kirby took time to reflect on Margaret's tragic love story and revealed that she was livid when she found out that her character could not get married to her lover, Peter Townsend, because he was divorced and was a commoner.

“That was a good beginning conversation that you should be allowed to be with somebody that you love regardless of the societal construct,” Kirby said. She then went on to say that the recent nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is “wonderful” and quite an important step for the royal family.

(L-R) Actors Claire Foy, Matt Smith and Vanessa Kirby attend the World Premiere of season 2 of Netflix 'The Crown' at Odeon Leicester Square on November 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)

 

Kirby also took time to respond to all the criticisms she faced because of her role as the Queen's sister, and the fact that she is never seen without a cigarette in her hand, saying it was simply historically accurate.

“I read she was never without one,” Kirby said. “It was proper chain smoking… Because of that, it was just... in her body language, and it was her defense and very much utterly ... part of her image.”

She then went on to reveal that the only time that her character doesn't have a smoke in her hand is during the pregnancy scene, where she is shown heavily expecting, and having a smoke would not be looked upon very well.

“We couldn't do that, and I didn't know what to do with my hands,” Kirby said. “I was, like, ‘What do I do?’ I poured myself a drink ... she was kind of quite a trailblazer in that sense where she didn't care what people thought.”

(L-R) Krista Smith, Peter Morgan, Claire Foy, Vanessa Kirby and Jane Petrie speak onstage during the For Your Consideration event for Netflix's 'The Crown' at Saban Media Center on April 27, 2018 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

And when it came to health concerns because of her smoking scenes, Kirby revealed during her conversation that she emulated Princess Margaret with “lots” of herbal cigarettes, which came without any trace of tobacco or nicotine, because of which her "voice got much lower.”

Later during her interview, she said she feels “lucky” to play Margaret and even mused about how Britain would be different if Margaret switched roles with her sister. “Margaret was known as the rebel and the naughty one ... the fun one!” Kirby said of her role. “Can you imagine if she was [queen]? It would be hilarious to have parties every week.”