Tom Cruise is seemingly not playing around when it comes to adhering to strict guidelines to limit the spread of COVID-19 on the set of his new film “Mission Impossible 7.” The award-winning actor was overheard in a leaked audio tape obtained by The Sun absolutely chewing into crew members on-set of the film for not socially distancing.
Cruise berated the two individuals in question on the tape, talking generally about the state of the industry and precarious nature in which thousands of individuals livelihoods are associated with this film.
“I don’t ever want to see it again, ever! And if you don’t do it you’re fired, if I see you do it again you’re f**king gone. And if anyone in this crew does it — that’s it, and you too and you too,” the project’s leading man could be heard saying, chewing into the crew members on tape.
‘We Are The Gold Standard’
The actor has been adamant about strictly enforcing distancing guidelines as the industry at large attempts to navigate the new difficulties of filming with the existence of the virus still largely at play.
Cruise went on in his rant to condemn the individual’s actions further, saying, “We are the gold standard. They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us! Because they believe in us and what we’re doing. We are creating thousands of jobs you m*therf**kers. I don’t ever want to see it again!”
The Paramount film is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studio in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, a property located outside of the nation’s capital of London. Although this isn’t the only location that filming will/has taken place at, the team has combated plenty of difficulties bringing it to fruition no matter where the deed is done.
The film has faced numerous setbacks as creators attempt to work around the challenges this year has presented the industry with, including a 3-week-long hiatus that was deemed necessary after 12 cast members tested positive for COVID-19 in Italy back in October.
The ‘Future’ Of The Industry
“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,” Cruise went on to further slam the crew members in the leaked audio tape. “That’s what I sleep with every night — the future of this f**king industry!”
Despite the setbacks, the crew is determined to complete filming of the new “Mission Impossible” on schedule and ahead of its set debut date come November 2021.