Star actor Tom Cruise has been recorded reprimanding crew members for the upcoming film ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ over their failure to properly follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines. The Golden Globe-winning actor had made headlines in early March when he and his wife Rita Wilson tested positive for the novel coronavirus — they were then among the first big names in the world to have contracted the virus.
“I don’t ever want to see it again, ever!” Cruise can be heard yelling in an audiotape exclusive to British paper The Sun. “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.”
“We are the gold standard,” Cruise continued. “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! 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!”
The subjects of Cruise’s harsh, impassioned remarks were two crew members who are reported to have been standing less than six feet apart on the film set. ‘Mission: Impossible 7’, slated to be released in November 2021, has been subject to COVID-related delays in the past, including a shoot cancellation in February over surging coronavirus cases in Italy. It is understandable that Cruise would want to do everything in his power to prevent further delays for the film, and the harshness of his words has earned both admirers of his forthrightness and criticizers of his anger management.