From Just Jared:

Paula Patton heats up this outtake from GQ’s January issue, on newsstands December 20.

The 36-year-old actress opened up about taking on the leading lady role in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, opposite Tom Cruise.

“I was doing physical stunts, feet in the mud, fingernails full of dirt, shooting and fighting for my life,” Paula told the mag about playing a female spy.

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