Annabelle Wallis, the actress best known for her work on Peaky Blinders and the horror film Annabelle can be seen in next year’s The Mummy, alongside Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella. Wallis, cast in Universal’s remake of their monster movie classic, was originally believed to be playing that of either a scientist or archaeologist. (semantics.)
In a recent interview with Amy Fleming of Film & Television, Annabelle Wallis went on to speak about her time filming The Mummy and revealed a bit more about the role she’s playing.
Today is her first day off in weeks from playing the female lead in Tom Cruise’s reboot of The Mummy. Through an exaggerated clenched smile, she says: “I feel like I’m alone on a planet that’s pretty interesting.” But the show must go on.
She is thrilled with her role in The Mummy. “I play an archaeologist, and she is kick-ass,” says Wallis. “I was worried that I’d come out of Peaky and not get any work but . . . Oh, and I did the Sacha Baron Cohen film Grimsby,” she suddenly remembers. “It’s been a year of diverse roles, but the through line is that these are formidable females, and they’re the females in my life. Most women I know are not actresses, but they work for the UN or are documentary filmmakers, anthropologists.”
Peaky Blinders premieres May 5th at 9 pm on the BBC Two.
Annabelle Wallis is repped by UTA, United Agents and Untitled Entertainment.
The Mummy is directed by Alex Kurtzman, from a script by Jon Spaihts. The film stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Marwan Kenzari, and Courtney B. Vance. The Mummy is scheduled to open June 9, 2017.
(Steven Biscotti – @reggiemantleIII)