Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson is now one of Hollywood’s promising stars. She started her acting career in the ’90s on the Swedish screen. She the made her film debut in the Swedish feature Strandvaskaren. Her breakthrough came in the 2010s after landing the lead role the British series The White Queen. She next appeared as Ergenia in the Hollywood film Hercules. It was however her role as the female lead in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation that made her more famous. She has since starred in high-profile films. This includes Florence Foster Jenkins, The Girl on the Train, and Life. She will reprise her role as Ilsa Faust in the upcoming film Mission: Impossible 6.
The 34-year-old actress looked great with her toned body in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. It was considered her breakout role, and considering it was a Tom Cruise-headlined film, she knew she had to physically and mentally prepare for her role. So, what was her training like? Considering she also had done all the stunts by herself? In an interview for Vogue, she shared how she trained for her role in said feature film:
“Pilates was the ground floor. It’s such a good way of keeping your body safe. There is so much technique in fighting—how do you hold your fist, where does the motion come from. I had to learn to run fast—so we did a lot of explosive running. When we started filming, we kept the training up as much as possible. When you see a sequence that is 30 seconds long, it has taken weeks of preparation.” She also added: “When I first arrived, they drove me straight from the airport to the gym. For the next month and half, I trained for six hours, five or six days a week. Everything was physical.”