Tom Cruise screams at movie crew for breaking covid rules, calls them ‘motherf*****s’
Actor Tom Cruise lost it and exploded at crew members on his movie set of Mission Impossible 7 in the U.K. for allegedly not observing social distancing. Evidently, a couple of his people were gathered closely around a computer monitor and Cruise went off on it. Leaked audio airs him berating the crew and threatening to fire them if he ever catches them doing it again.
In Cruise’s angry rant at the crew, he says that the movie is keeping thousands of people employed at a time when people are losing their homes and struggling to put food on the table.
“We are the gold standard. They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us!” Cruise screamed. “Because they believe in us and what we’re doing! I’m on the phone with every f***ing studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers.”
“I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!” Cruise lashed out. “And if you don’t do it, you’re fired, and I see you do it again and you’re f***ing gone. And if anyone on this crew does it, that’s it, and you too and you too. And you, don’t you ever f***ing do it again. 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. 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***ing industry!”
“So, I’m sorry I am beyond your apologies,” Cruise snarled. “I have told you and now I want it and if you don’t do it you’re out. We are not shutting this f***ing movie down! Is it understood? If I see it again you’re f***ing gone and so are you. So, you’re going to cost him his job and if I see it on the set you’re gone and you’re gone. That’s it. Am I clear? Do you understand what I want? Do you understand the responsibility that you have? Because I will deal with your reason, and if you can’t be reasonable and I can’t deal with your logic, you’re fired. That’s it. That is it. I trust you guys to be here. That’s it. That’s it guys. ”
The movie rebooted production in September after “the Paramount feature was forced to radically change its shooting plans in February because of the coronavirus pandemic,” Deadline reported. “Speaking to the BBC … following the publication of British Film Commission safety protocols, first assistant director Tommy Gormley said he was ‘convinced’ that the Tom Cruise franchise can get back to work again in the next three months and be wrapped by May 2021.”
“We hope to start shooting again in September. We were days from shooting in Venice — we were right at the epicenter when it all kicked off — so we had to shut down in Venice where we were four or five days from shooting,” Gormley stated. “We hope to restart in September, we hope to visit all the countries we planned to and look to do a big chunk of it back in the UK on the backlot and in the studio, so September through to end April/May is our targets. We are convinced we can do this.”
"You can tell it to the people that are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down."
INSANE audio of Tom Cruise flipping out because people were reportedly standing too close to each other during the pandemic: pic.twitter.com/ZhqcsUOhgo
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) December 16, 2020
In October, the Top Gun star held crisis talks with director Christopher McQuarrie after 12 people on set reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
The expletive-filled audio was published by The Sun and went viral immediately on social media Tuesday.
Epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding, praised Cruise for taking the guidelines seriously and trying to hold people accountable.
“Respect for Tom Cruise for calling out his film crew member for breaking #COVID19 safety protocols. He actually puts up some good arguments that literally the entire Hollywood film industry and thousands of people’s livelihoods are on the line,” he tweeted.
Respect for Tom Cruise for calling out his film crew member for breaking #COVID19 safety protocols. He actually puts up some good arguments that literally the entire Hollywood film industry and thousands of people’s livelihoods are on the line.
⚠️Beware some strong language. https://t.co/p4NYyM86fX
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) December 16, 2020
Others such as Tim Matheson believe that Cruise went way too far and was grandstanding. Many believe that expressing fury at coworkers because you are stressed out over COVID is inappropriate behavior.
A public screaming from Movie Star/Producer at crew members is not all right.He could take aside and speak with them instead of ranting on and on,& grandstanding that he’s saving the film industry. Just call a halt to production & have a meeting: tell them to wear their masks.
— Tim Matheson (@Tim_Matheson) December 16, 2020