Megastar Tom Cruise went off on crew members of Mission: Impossible 7 in an unhinged rant after allegedly witnessing a violation of social distancing rules on the film’s U.K. set.
“They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us!” Cruise screamed at the movie crew. “Because they believe in us and what we’re doing!
Cruise went off on the fifty-person crew at Warner Bros. Studio in a profanity-laced rant after allegedly witnessing two crew members standing less than three feet away from each other at a computer screen.
“I’m on the phone with every f***ing studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies,” he shouted. “We are creating thousands of jobs you motherf***ers.”
“I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!” he went on. “And if you don’t do it you’re fired, and I see you do it again and you’re f***ing gone. And if anyone on this crew does it that’s it, and you too and you too. And you, don’t you ever f***ing do it again. That’s it. No apologies.”
Filming of the franchise’s seventh installment resumed in September, after production was forced to shut down prior to shooting scenes in Venice, as Italy became the first nation to lockdown due to overwhelming cases of coronavirus.
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“You can tell it to the people that are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down,” he shouted. “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***ing industry!”
As an executive producer, Cruise has taken a lead role to ensure the production’s safety, personally spending around $672,000 to rent a cruise ship for the cast and crew to isolate during filming.
“So, I’m sorry I’m beyond your apologies,” he continued. “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***ing movie down! Is it understood? If I see it again you’re f***ing gone and so are you. So, you’re going to cost him his job and if I see it on the set you’re gone and you’re gone. That’s it. Am I clear?”
The insane rant comes on the heels of a filming delay in October, when twelve people tested positive for COVID-19 and Cruise had to hold crisis talks with the film’s director Christopher McQuarrie.
“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,” he finished. “That’s it. That is it. I trust you guys to be here. That’s it. That’s it guys.”
Both Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 are shooting back-to-back, with the former slated to be released on November 19, 2021.