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Tom Cruise turns tables on Chinese reporter

It was "Mission: Unpredictable" for Tom Cruise when a reporter pulled out a cell phone and the actor insisted on talking to the person on the other end of the line."Put her on the phone. I want to talk to her," Cruise told the journalist, who sheepishly called someone Cruise assumed to be the man's girlfriend."Hello. Xiexie. Ni hao. Are you good?" said Cruise, handling the Chinese words for "thank
/ Source: The Associated Press

It was "Mission: Unpredictable" for Tom Cruise when a reporter pulled out a cell phone and the actor insisted on talking to the person on the other end of the line.

"Put her on the phone. I want to talk to her," Cruise told the journalist, who sheepishly called someone Cruise assumed to be the man's girlfriend.

"Hello. Xiexie. Ni hao. Are you good?" said Cruise, handling the Chinese words for "thank you" and "hello" with ease.

"Are you good? Are you working?" he asked. "Are you going to get engaged? Soon? Maybe?"

Cruise was speaking to journalists atop the historic Bund 18 building as bells tolled and horns blared from ships passing on the nearby Huangpu River on Wednesday after wrapping up scenes for the new "Mission: Impossible" film, due in theaters next year.

"Oh, you're married?" asked the translator, who stepped in to help the conversation along. "Tell her I wish her happiness," Cruise said.

"Xiexie, bye-bye," said the 43-year-old actor before handing the phone back to the reporter.

Asked about his own plans to wed pregnant fiancee Katie Holmes, Cruise replied, "You want to know where we're gonna get married? The exact date? The exact place? The color dress, designer?"

He added: "You know, we haven't set a date. ... It will happen next year."

Cruise recently said he had purchased a sonogram machine so that he and the 26-year-old actress could see the development of their baby.

Holmes' pregnancy was announced in early October. The couple, who have been dating since April, became engaged in June.