Tom Cruise talks giving people nightmares with 'The Mummy': 'I want that!'

"The Mummy" may keep you up at night. Tom Cruise is okay with that.

The actor spoke to us at the film's New York City premiere on June 6, looking handsome as ever in a dark suit on the (appropriately) black carpet. We also had a chance to chat with co-stars Courtney B. Vance and Annabelle Wallis, as well as director Alex Kurtzman. Here's what they had to say about the action-horror flick:

Tom Cruise plays Nick Morton, a self-important thief who inadvertently unleashes the wrath of the Mummy herself.

I'm a very nice person, and your movie is gonna give me nightmares. How do you feel about giving many, many people nightmares with this film?

TOM CRUISE: Well, you know, I like to be scared. I enjoy a good scare. I think that that is the fun of these films. We're gonna create images and suspense that's gonna entertain people, and the film has tremendous adventure in it and some really great classic scares that you expect from a movie like this -- and I want that. I wanna have a jump, you know? I really enjoy that.

Courtney B. Vance plays Colonel Greenway, who has to put up with Nick's (Cruise) antics in the Iraqi desert.

Most people in the course of a lifetime do not get to yell angrily at Tom Cruise. How did that feel?

COURTNEY B. VANCE: Oh, I know. That felt good, that felt really good ... That was a fun scene, a really fun scene. I had a great time. I'm going to have to do that again so I can play a little longer with it. I wanna play with him more.

Do you remember the first character who really terrified you?

VANCE: Probably Jaws. I go in the pool now and I'm scared. I'm looking around me in the clear water -- it messed me up. Going in the ocean, I'm a little reluctant.

Are there any movies you think Hollywood should never remake?

VANCE: Don't touch "Casablanca." Don't touch "Godfather" again. Don't touch "Roman Holiday." Certain ones, just leave it. Any of the "Raging Bull," anything like that, no. I don't want to see that.

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Tom Cruise attends the 'The Mummy' New York Fan Event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: (L-R) Actors Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella attend 'The Mummy' New York fan event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Tom Cruise (C), cast and crew, attend 'The Mummy' New York Fan Event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Actor/producer Tom Cruise attends 'The Mummy' New York fan event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Actor/producer Tom Cruise attends 'The Mummy' New York fan event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Actress Annabelle Wallis attends 'The Mummy' New York fan event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Courtney B. Vance attends 'The Mummy' New York fan event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella attend 'The Mummy' New York fan event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Actress Sofia Boutella attends 'The Mummy' New York fan event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 06: Jake Johnson attends the 'The Mummy' New York Fan Event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Actors Annabelle Wallis and Tom Cruise attend 'The Mummy' New York Fan Event at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on June 6, 2017 in New York City. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Director Alex Kurtzman also produced and co-wrote the film.

How many times have you watched this movie from start to finish?

ALEX KURTZMAN: Ten trillion. So many times.

Are you going to enjoy watching it for the ten trillion and oneth time?

KURTZMAN: Here's why I will. Because only in the last few weeks have I gotten to see it with an audience. And that's why you make a movie. You make a movie to hear the sounds of the audience, hear them laugh and gasp and scream.

One big gasp I heard from the audience is when Russell Crowe showed up. Kind of a surprise. What was the process like of bringing him into the movie?

KURTZMAN: Well, in looking for ways to come up with a new reason to make a "Mummy" movie, the idea was that Tom's character, Nick, comes to understand that the mummy exists in a larger world of gods and monsters, and Russell in many ways is a character who has been struggling with his own inner demon. He's got good in him, and he's got evil in him. He's been where Tom's character is going, so he acts as a mirror to Tom in many ways.

Annabelle Wallis plays leading lady Jenny Halsey, an expert on ancient Egyptian mummification.

You grew up in Oxford, where some of the movie was shot. Did you get to enjoy your hometown while you were there?

ANNABELLE WALLIS: No, I didn't, actually, our schedules were so intense -- we were there for a snippet of time. But it's so wonderful that we use the country as we do; it's a beautiful place, so I was just excited to be there for a moment.

How was working with Russell Crowe?

WALLIS: Everything I did with Russell was so wonderful; he's just such an exceptional actor. I learned so much from both actors, especially Tom, and Russell was such a treat to observe and behold, especially the two of them together.

Did you find that how Russell and Tom are in person is how you expected them to be?

WALLIS: Yeah. I always expect the best from people, and I think Tom and Russell are a testament to that. They work hard, they have great careers because they are those guys.

What's one movie you think Hollywood should never remake?

WALLIS: Oh! Oh! I don't know! I think there's inspiration in all stories. It's such a treat to be able to make a film, so if you get a chance to remake anything, I think you should, because I think to create is the biggest gift we have in Hollywood.

RELATED: See photos of Tom Cruise through the years

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US actor Tom Cruise waves as he attends a press conference for his latest movie 'Edge of Tomorrow' in Tokyo on June 27, 2014. Cruise is here to promote the science fiction film, adapted from the novel 'All You Need Is Kill' written by Japanese novelist Hiroshi Sakurazaka. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - AUGUST 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was created as a still grab taken from video.) Tom Cruise sighted signing autographs on August 28, 2014 in Vienna, Austria. (Photo by Kai Danneberg/GC Images)
US actor Tom Cruise smiles as he attends a press conference for his latest movie 'Edge of Tomorrow' in Tokyo on June 27, 2014. Cruise is here to promote the science fiction film, adapted from the novel 'All You Need Is Kill' written by Japanese novelist Hiroshi Sakurazaka. AFP PHOTO / Yoshikazu TSUNO (Photo credit should read YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)
OSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 26: Tom Cruise attends the promotional event for 'Edge of Tomorrow' at the Dotonbori Riverside on June 26, 2014 in Osaka, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
CHICHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 31: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Tom Cruise watches the racing as he attends Ladies Day of Glorious Goodwood at Goodwood Racecourse on July 31, 2014 in Chichester, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES: US actor Tom Cruise (R) waves to fans as he arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of new film 'The Others' which he executive produced with Paula Wagner (L), in West Hollywood, CA, 07 August 2001. The film stars Cruise's estranged wife Nicole Kidman. AFP PHOTO/ Lucy Nicholson (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Tom Cruise looks on as he takes a break from filming a scene in the movie 'Mission Impossible 5' on September 25, 2014, in the Kasbah of the Udayas near the Moroccan capital Rabat. The filming in Morocco of Hollywood action movie 'Mission Impossible 5' is to close off a section of a main highway for two weeks, the highways authority and local media said. AFP PHOTO / FADEL SENNA (Photo credit should read FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, UNITED STATES: Actor Tom Cruise holds his Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Drama for his role in 'Magnolia' at the 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, CA 23 January, 2000. AFP PHOTO (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) Vince BUCCI/mn (Photo credit should read Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images)
SYDNEY - JUNE 01: AUSTRALIAN ACTRESS NICOLE KIDMAN AND ACTOR HUSBAND TOM CRUISE OUT IN SYDNEY. (Photo by Patrick Riviere/Getty Images).

Tom is all the way on the left in the bottom row. Were you able to spot him?

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