The actress tried to chitchat with star

Lara Pulver has revealed that she tried to discuss mortgages with Tom Cruise.

The actress – best known for playing dominatrix Irene Adler in Sherlock – felt foolish after having the conversation with Tom, 51, while filming upcoming flick Edge Of Tomorrow.

‘There was this brilliant moment where he asked me: “Whereabouts do you live?” and I said, “Oh, just in the Hollywood Hills,”‘ says Lara, 33.

‘I then started saying that one day I hoped to live mortgage-free somewhere.

‘And suddenly [I] thought, “I’m talking about mortgages with Tom Cruise, who has probably never needed to apply for a mortgage in his life!

‘”Tom Cruise… mortgages… shut up, Lara!”‘

Lara is used to starring opposite talented leading men, having appeared with Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock and Dominic Cooper in new series Fleming, and she sees similarities between them and Tom.

‘What they’ve got in common is that they are bloody good actors,’ Lara tells You Magazine.

‘And what’s been brilliant with all of them is that they’re not scared to try things out.

Tom loves what he does. The passion is infectious.’

Fleming is currently showing at 9pm on Wednesdays on Sky Atlantic.

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