Audio has leaked of Tom Cruising going off at crew members on the UK set of Mission: Impossible 7 who apparently weren’t social distancing, and the result is what you’d expect when you mix Tom Cruise’s energy with stringent health guidelines.
The Sun reports that Cruise saw two staff on set standing less than a metre apart from each other while looking at a computer screen.
That’s when he let loose in typical Tom Cruise fashion.
“They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us! Because they believe in us and what we’re doing!” he screamed.
“I’m on the phone with every fucking 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 for you motherfuckers.”
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Wild as he sounds, Cruise actually isn’t wrong about the importance of social distancing.
He’s also been fed up with filming delays and has been personally working to keep his film sets as socially distanced as possible.
In October, for example, Cruise held crisis talks with the movie’s director Christopher McQuarrie after 12 people on set in Italy tested positive for COVID-19. Shooting in Italy had already been delayed earlier in the year when the situation was out of control.
Since then he’s personally forked out around AU $900,000 to rent two Norwegian cruise ships for film crew to quarantine on.
“I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!” Cruise continued in his rant.
“And if you don’t do it you’re fired, and I see you do it again, you’re fucking gone. No apologies.
“You can tell it to the people that are losing their fucking homes because our industry is shut down. It’s not going to put food on their tables or pay for their college education.”
He went on to say that he refuses to stop filming yet again because of another COVID-19 outbreak.
“That’s what I sleep with every night. The future of this fucking industry. So I’m sorry I am beyond your apologies,” he continued.
“I have told you and now I want it, and if you don’t do it you’re out.”
Say what you want about his deranged tone, but at least his message is ‘safety first’.