Tom Cruise is holding firm on his December rant on the set of Mission: Impossible. The film’s star and director chastised several crew members for violating COVID-19 protocols five months ago. “I’ve told you, and now I’m expecting it, and if you don’t comply, you’ll be fired. We’re not going to stop watching this f—king movie! Is that correct?” According to an audio recording obtained by The Sun, Cruise said. “You’re f—king gone if I see that again.”
Cruise defended his rebuke of the team in a recent interview with Empire magazine. According to the Los Angeles Times, he reflected, “I said what I said.” “At that moment, there was a lot on the line.” He explained that he didn’t criticise the “whole crew,” but rather asked everyone to leave except for a few “picked people” whom he then criticised.
In the heat of the moment, the 58-year-old Top Gun star confessed he became “extremely emotional” when he considered the consequences of shutting down development again due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“All of those feelings were running through my head. I was thinking about my coworkers and the industry I work in “The cruise went on. “And knowing that we’d begun shooting a movie was such a massive relief for the whole crew.” “And here we are, starting to film,” Cruise said, indicating that it seems to have paid off. He also took shots at the tense situation, joking that he’s available for “Zoom parties and kids’ parties, you know!”
Cruise can be heard in the audio clip yelling at some crew members for “standing around an f—king screen,” suggesting that they were breaking social distancing orders.
The three-time Academy Award nominee exclaimed, “In the middle of the night, I’m on the phone with every f—king studio, insurance firms, and producers, and they’re all looking at us and using us to make their movies. You motherf—kers, we’re generating tens of thousands of jobs.”
He said, “Please accept my apologies. You should tell that to the people who are losing their homes as a result of our industry’s closure. It isn’t going to feed them or cover the cost of their college education.”