A-list actor Tom Cruise was on a Mission Impossible: preventing the spread of COVID-19 during the filming of the franchise’s seventh installment. But after two verbal tirades and five crew members quitting, he’s decided to stop filming early.
Cruise will go on an early Christmas break, wrapping his role in the production for the year on Friday to head across the pond on his private jet to join son Connor, 25, in Miami for the holidays.
The star and executive producer of Mission Impossible: 7, is taking a much-needed break after his expletive laden tirade at crew members failing to adhere to coronavirus protocols was leaked to the press earlier this week.
“I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!” he exploded at the film’s fifty-person crew. “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.”
— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) December 16, 2020
Tensions on the set have been reportedly building for months, and after Cruise’s first outburst, a second one followed that resulted in five crew members quitting their jobs and walking off the set.
Cruise is heavily invested in the film shoot’s COVID-19 safety protocols. He personally funded the cast and crew’s housing accommodations by renting an out of commission cruise ship to help avoid on-set outbreaks, after production was forced to pause in October when twelve crew members tested positive.
Hopefully a little fun in the sun will help Ethan Hunt regain his cool.