Tom Cruise, 57, has been diligently following coronavirus protocols while filming upcoming Mission: Impossible sequels in London. After their were images of the Hollywood star wearing two masks in Rome while greeting fans doing the rounds on the internet, it has been reported that he 'yelled' at and even warned some 50-odd unit members for not following Covid-19 precautions.
In audio released by a news network, a voice that sounds like Cruise, who also serves as producer on MI films, goes off on reportedly 50 members of staff at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden after "he flew into a rage after spotting two of the crew standing within two metres of each other."
In the audio, he can be heard screaming, "We are the gold standard," he can be heard yelling in the leaked clip. "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 f**king 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***********s. I don't ever want to see it again. Ever!"
He continued, "You can tell it to the people who are losing their f**king 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**king industry! So I'm sorry, I am beyond your apologies. 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? If I see it again, you're f**king gone."
"Am I clear? Do you understand what I want? Do you understand the responsibility that I 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," Cruise continued. "That's it. That is it. I trust you guys to be here."
Mission Impossible 7 was in production when the pandemic hit. It was one of the first major films to resume filming when restrictions were eased by governments. The film has been shot in Italy, Norway, and is currently filming in the UK. Filming began in September and around 12 members also tested positive for Covid-19 soon afterwards.
Mission Impossible 7 also stars Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Hayley Atwell, Vaness Kirby and others. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie and set to release on November 19, 2021.