Tom Cruise Caught Screaming Profanity At ‘Mission Impossible’ Crew Over COVID Rule Breaks

Tom Cruise was caught screaming at the crew of Mission Impossible in a foul-mouthed rant over alleged COVID rule-breaking. A secret audio recording taken on set at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire in the UK, revealed the 58-year-old actor losing it over two crew members who were apparently standing closer than two meters away from each other.

  1. Cruise threatened to have the crew members fired. “If I see you doing it again, you’re f***ing gone,” he yelled in the recording, which was obtained by The Sun. He went on to say: “You can tell it to the people that are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down.”
  2. To be fair, he didn’t want the production to be delayed. Given how much of Hollywood had to be shut down for months because of the pandemic, it makes sense that actors, directors, and other TV and movie crew would be anxious to get back to work and keep things on track. However, many think Cruise’s reaction was a bit extreme.
  3. Cruise completely laid into the crew members in question. “If I see you do it again, you’re f***ing gone. And if anyone in this crew does it, that’s it — and you too and you too. And you, don’t you ever f***ing do it again,” he said in the recording. “They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers. That’s it. No apologies. You can tell it to the people that are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down. We are not shutting this f***ing movie down. Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f***ing gone.”
  4. Mission: Impossible 7 was already postponed once before. The shoot had to shut down temporarily in October when 12 people on set tested positive for coronavirus. The delay was somewhat short this time – only a week – and the crew all returned to the UK to continue production just last week.
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