An audio clip went viral this week, with Tom Cruise lashing out at the “Mission: Impossible 7” filming crew for reportedly breaking the on-set social distancing guidelines.
The Sun reported that the 58-year-old actor was enraged after he discovered two crew members standing within two meters from one another in front of the monitor.
In the recording, Cruise can be heard raising his voice while scolding the said production crew. He said, “They’re back 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 f**king studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies.”
He went on and ranted, “We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf**ckers. I don’t ever want to see it again! Ever! And if you don’t do it, you’re fired, and I see it again, you’re f**king gone. That’s it, no apologies.”
“You can tell it to the people who are losing their f**cking homes because our industry is shut down,” he continued. “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**cking industry! So I’m sorry, I’m beyond your apologies,” the action star said in the clip.
Tom added, “I have told you, and now I want it, and if you don’t do it, you’re out. We are not shutting this f**king movie down! Is it understood? Am I clear? Do you understand what I want? Do you understand the responsibility that you have? Because I will deal with your reason, and if you can’t be reasonable and I can’t deal with your logic, you’re fired. That’s it. That is it. I trust you guys to be here.”
The audio was reportedly recorded by one of the witnesses who was at the scene, before it went viral on social media. In fact, almost all the other staff on the filming set fell silent when the incident happened.
Tom Cruise went ballistic on the Mission: Impossible 7 crew for breaking COVID protocols…pic.twitter.com/WbIpVlja7w
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 16, 2020