Actress Paula Patton covers the November 2011 issue of JEZEBEL magazine, which is based out of Atlanta. Patton, 35, is in heavy demand these days due to her coveted role as a beautiful secret spy in the action thriller Mission: Impossible, Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise.

Patton says she didn't have much confidence in snagging the plum role. So when she was called in to audition, she told the producers, "Come on, guys, don't waste my time!"

The film hits theaters Dec. 15. The 'Precious' star is well-known in the black community, but this role is expected to place her squarely on Hollywood's A-list.

Despite her many successes, Patton, who is married to R&B singer Robin Thicke, and has a toddler, Julian; reveals she prefers living in a fantasy world, because she "doesn't like reality very much."

This seems strange coming from a woman who, on the outside, seems to have everything. "I love my son; I love my husband; and then I want to take them into my dream world," she told JEZEBEL.

"My dream is Paris, and good food, and beautiful sunsets, and no worries, and no stress and life floating on a cloud!"

JEZEBEL magazine's Nov. 2011 issue featuring the 50 Most Beautiful Atlantans is on newsstands now!

Photography: John Russo
Styling by Erica Cloud and Karla Welch for The Wall Group
Hair by Robert Steinken for Clouttier Remix
Makeup by Jo Strettell for the Magnet Agency

  • Zoe B.

    That red heel shot :yes:

  • FeFe

    Nice! I just may go see this new movie with Tom Cruise's ol' washed up azz...



  • chibytex aka the people’s champ

    She's come a long way since Idlewild and the Lost Without You video...

    OH and I wanna :hump: her hubby...that's one sexy alabaster man... :yes:

  • caligirl

    MOUTH says:


    She's is THE BIZZNESS

  • Tatted Diva AKA The Makeup Maven

    :dead: @ Chibs. BTW Chibs, what is your email addy if you don't mind?

  • cheeks8683

    Whats up with all these random publications..... :blink:

    Paula looks beautiful tho

  • chocolate divalicious aka CD

    Sandra have you found yoself a new crush. You do know she's a married woman and we around these parts do not play that cheating chit. :nono:

  • luVn_liFe…

    “I love my son; I love my husband; and then I want to take them into my dream world,” Translation:
    Everything that looks Good isnt!?"

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    She just look like she taste good.

    :ha: :haha: at Robin Thicke fo' thanking she ain't got "Malik" knocking her spine outta order somewhere...

  • Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    :dead: @Man


    cheeks8683 says:

    Whats up with all these random publications

    :wave: Hey Cheeks... I was thinking the same thing... Why all the sex appeal ..NOW :shrug:

  • Fayla aka IWhipIt..WhipItRealGood:)

    nice pix. maybe she meant she likes to escape the normal bs & just be happy w/her fam :shrug:


    WHAT IN THE HOMOTHUG you got going on in your gravi FAY BOOSKI :hug:

    Zoe B... I saw that Rhianna video over the weekend. Am I lost or is supposed to be reminiscent of her relationship with Chris Brown :shrug: I couldnt get with it :no:

  • prynsexxx

    This cover pic looks WAY better than the ones posted last week. :yes: Crute.

  • Yall still crazy

    What an honor :coffee:
    Hoburger No. 5 :hug: and :kiss: on cheek

  • lovezoe

    She is very pretty. I can't believe they still making MI movies.

  • Fionafine

    She looks like Halle Berry with a skinnier face.

  • lovezoe

    I am making my Thanksgiving meal today since I went around someone else house. I am making homemade mac and cheese, cabbage, cornish hens, and stuffing, with yeast rolls and homemade gravy.


    @ Lovezoe.. whats your secret mac n cheese recipe?

    HOBUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGAH Numero UNO ...where have you been my whole last week of November :hug: How was your holiday babes?

  • Yall still crazy

    Cha, it was fine and I am now eating wisely because of it!

    #eatinglikearabbitfromhereonout :lol:

  • Yall still crazy

    *shoots the bird at those who didn't have to work today*

    Hmmmp, it's dragging......................................................

  • Zoe B.

    Zoe B… I saw that Rhianna video over the weekend. Am I lost or is supposed to be reminiscent of her relationship with Chris Brown



  • lovezoe

    I do this Paula Deen one in the crockpot, but I don't get down with all that butter lie she do. This time I used penne noodles because that's what I had on hand. Yummy. I also let it cook 1.5 hr instead of 3:

    2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (an 8-ounce box isn't quite 2 cups)
    4 tablespoons (1/2 stuck) butter, cut into pieces
    2 1/2 cups (about 10 ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese
    3 eggs, beaten
    1/2 cup sour cream
    1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 cup whole milk
    1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
    1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    Boil the macaroni in a 2 quart saucepan in plenty of water until tender, about 7 minutes. Drain. In a medium saucepan, mix butter and cheese. Stir until the cheese melts. In a slow cooker, combine cheese/butter mixture and add the eggs, sour cream, soup, salt, milk, mustard and pepper and stir well. Then add drained macaroni and stir again. Set the slow cooker on low setting and cook for 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • cheeks8683

    Hey cha cha!!!! :wave:

  • Choco aka Hippie

    Lawd I don't see the beauty she seems very ordinary

  • Daisy

    Love her she is GORG!! Her and Robin make a cute couple