Thandie Newton caused a stink on the set of Mission: Impossible II after playing a prank on the cast and crew.

The British actress admits her most embarrassing moment was breaking wind on the Australian set of the 2000 action movie - and she was more than happy to let a crowd of extras take the blame for the mishap.

Speaking on Britain's Comic Relief, she says, "I was in Australia filming Mission Impossible II with Tom Cruise and I had a scene where we were filming in a racetrack, we were up in the stands, and it was me and about 200 extras.

"I'd eaten something that morning which hadn't agreed with me and I got on set and I'm with all the extras and I decide that I'm going to have to let one go, it's too uncomfortable. So I demurely let one slide out, just to see how it goes...

"I can feel the ripple of this stench, and very quickly - I'm of course looking around going 'Oh for God's sake' - I can hear people going, 'God, someone go to the [toilet]. For goodness sake, we've got Thandie Newton in our presence!'"



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