Tom Cruise in expletive-laden COVID tirade at Mission: Impossible 7 crew members
Tom Cruise has been recorded in a furious, expletive-laden tirade at film crew members, reportedly over their failure to adhere to COVID-19 rules on the set of Mission: Impossible 7.
Audio of Cruise berating the staff for two-and-a-half minutes has been broadcast by UK publication The Sun.
It reports the Hollywood star became enraged after seeing two workers standing within 2m of each other, threatening their jobs if they repeated the breach.
“We are not shutting this f****** movie down!” Cruise is heard to say, according to The Sun.
“Is that understood? If I see it again, you’re f****** gone.
“I trust you guys to be here.
“I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!”
Cruise is heard to claim COVID protocols on the set, reportedly at Warner Bros. Studios in Watford, north of London, are “the gold standard”.
Breaching that, Cruise suggests, puts the movie industry at risk of being shut down.
“They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us, because they believe in us and what we’re doing,” he said.
“I’m on the phone with every f****** 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 m************.
“You can tell it to the people that are losing their f****** homes because our industry is shut down.
“It’s not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education.
“That’s what I sleep with every night - the future of this f****** industry.
“So sorry, I am beyond your apologies.”
Mission: Impossible 7, starring veteran actor Cruise, is set for release in November 2021.
Production was reportedly delayed this year after 12 crew members tested positive for COVID-19.