Tom Cruise recently ripped off the set of his next crew member Impossible mission Film in London berating her for violating COVID-19 social distancing rules in an explosive rant on tape.
The audio received from the British Sun tabloid captures three minutes of the chatter in which Cruise beats up his crew for a lack of social distancing.
“If you don’t, you’re out!” Cruise called out to the film staff. “If I see it again, you’ll be gone.”
Cruise seemed particularly angry with the crew huddled around a computer on set. He also claimed that film was the “gold standard” for film production during the pandemic and that the future of the industry depended on the success of its production.
“Films go because of us,” he said in the explosive audio recording.
“I call every studio, insurance company, producer at night and they look at us and use us to make their films. We create thousands of jobs, you mothers.”
It is unclear when exactly the chatter took place, but production continues Mission: Impossible 7 Resumed in London in early December. The film had to be suspended while filming in Venice in February when cases exploded in Italy. Production resumed in Norway, Italy and London in September.
Cruise, 58, told the crew that he was worried about people’s work every night because of the pandemic.
“No excuses,” he said after selecting several people on the set. “You can tell people who are losing their homes because our industry is closed. It won’t put food on the table or pay for college education. I sleep with it every night. “
Sources have told Reuters and Variety that the audio is authentic.
Impossible mission isn’t the only production running during the pandemic, but Cruise has put in place strict guidelines for COVID-19 security measures on set, especially after the virus affected other productions.
For example, production will continue in September The Batman was stopped in London when star Robert Pattinson tested positive for COVID-19.
The audio sparked comparisons with actor Christian Bale’s infamous 2009 rant on set Terminator: redemption, in which the actor beat up a crew member for playing on set while filming.
Cruise representatives did not comment on the video.
Mission: Impossible 7Paramount Pictures’ release is scheduled for November 2021.
– – with files from Reuters