Tom Cruise is not having any of it.
“It” being people allegedly violating COVID-19 safety protocols on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7.”
The Sun has obtained audio of crew members on the film being reamed out by Cruise, a 1980 graduate of Glen Ridge High School who has starred in the “Mission: Impossible” films since 1996.
Cruise, 58, has been filming the movie in England with director Christopher McQuarrie (”Mission: Impossible – Fallout”).
“We are the gold standard,” the actor exclaims in the audio recording. “They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us, 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 was reportedly reacting to two crew members standing too close to each other in front of a computer screen.
“And if you don’t do it, you’re fired,” Cruise continues. “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.”
The Sun reports that the movie was previously affected by various COVID-19 delays in Europe after 12 people on set reportedly tested positive in Italy.
“That’s it!” Cruise continues in the recording. “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. 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?”
“Movies are going because of us,” Cruise says further along in the recording. “If we shut down it’s going to cost people f—ing jobs, their home, their family. That’s what’s happening all the way down the line. And I care about you guys, but if you’re not going to help me you’re gone, OK? Do you see that stick? How many meters is that?”
Hear the full audio at The Sun.
“Mission: Impossible 7 is due out Nov. 19, 2021.
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