Leaked Audio Reveals Tom Cruise’s Tirade Over Coronavirus Protocol Violations While Working On ‘Mission Impossible 7’
Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise unleashed a tirade against crew members on the set of “Mission Impossible: 7.” In an audio clip released by The Sun, the actor can be heard berating a pair of staffers who were allegedly standing close together as they hovered over a computer screen.
“We are the gold standard,” Cruise exclaimed. “They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing. I’m on the phone with every (expletive) studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you (expletive). I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!”
“Mission Impossible: 7” is currently being filmed in England, and crew members have been instructed to stand at least two meters away from each other while on set. Fed up with safety protocols being violated, Cruise made it clear it simply cannot happen again.
“If I see you do it again you’re (expletive) gone,” he shouted. “And if anyone on this crew does it, that’s it – and you too and you too. And you, don’t you ever (expletive) do it again.”
The latest installment of the action franchise was shut down in February following an outbreak in Italy, where production was set to begin. In October, filming was delayed for another week when 12 members of the crew tested positive for COVID-19.
“No apologies,” he said. “You can tell it to the people that are losing their (expletive) homes because our industry is shut down.”
For his part, Cruise has been pictured on set wearing his mask and adhering to protocols. The actor also reportedly purchased an old cruise ship for the cast and crew so they had a means to isolate.
What’s your take: was Cruise in the wrong, or do you agree with his rant? Let us know how you think he should’ve handled the situation!