Mission Impossible 2 beauty Thandie Newton has completely changed her approach to work following the disappointing reception to her 1998 drama BELOVED.

The British actress - who played Tom Cruise's love interest in the high action thriller - thought the film, starring chat show titan Oprah Winfrey would be lauded by Hollywood, and was stunned when it sank without a trace.

She explains, "Ever since Beloved I've never had any expectations for any of my films because that one just knocked me over - I couldn't believe how it was so ignored by the industry at large.

"So now all I think about is what I'm going to get out of a filming experience at the time, not what is going to happen at the end of production."

23/08/2004 16:55