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Tom Cruise Tears Into Crew For Violating Safety Protocols On ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Set In Leaked Audio

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An audio recording of Tom Cruise berating crew members for violating social distancing protocols on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 was leaked and has now gone viral.

In the audio obtained by The Sun, Cruise flew into a rage and threatened the jobs of crew members who were spotted standing less than six feet from each other in front of a computer screen.

Cruise yelled:

“If I see you doing it again you’re f’ng gone!”

Cruise, who is also the blockbuster’s producer, helped develop safety protocols on set to ensure production would resume during the pandemic and to prove that making movies in perilous times can be done safely.

“They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf’kers.”

“That’s it. No apologies. You can tell it to the people that 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.“

He continued:

“That’s what I sleep with every night. The future of this f’king 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’king movie down! Is it understood?”

You can listen to a portion from the audio recording here.

WARNING: NSFW language

Cruise emphasized in his emotional diatribe that “movies are going because of us” and shutting down production would cost people their jobs, home and 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?”

“When people are standing around a f’king computer and hanging out around here, what are you doing? And if they don’t comply then send their names to Matt Spooner. That’s it.”

In October, Cruise held crisis talks with the film’s director, Christopher McQuarrie, after twelve people on set during filming in Italy allegedly tested positive.

Up to 150 extras were told not to come to shoot in Venice when health chiefs traced contacts to those who were infected by the virus.

Cruise returned to the UK to resume production and was intent on having no more delays.

He even reportedly paid roughly $670,000 for a cruise ship that cast and crew could isolate in.

A source told the media outlet:

“Tom has taken it upon himself, along with the health and safety department, to try to force the safety precautions, with a view to keeping the film running.”

“He does daily rounds to make sure that everything is set up appropriately, that people are behaving and working as safely as they can. He is very proactive when it comes to safety.”

They said of his recent on-set tantrum:

“Everyone was wearing masks. It was purely that these people were standing under a metre [3.2 feet] away from each other.

“It isn’t known whether he saw those guys breaking the rules before or whether this was the straw that broke the camel’s back.”

Some found Cruise’s rageful rant objectionable.

Others, however, believed his rage was warranted.

They understood the level of his frustration where thousands of people in the industry have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

Mission: Impossible 7 is planned for a November 2021 release.

That is if on-set safety protocols are respected and there are no further delays in production.

Koh Mochizuki

Written by Koh Mochizuki

Koh Mochizuki is a New York-based actor and writer. Originally hailing from Los Angeles, he received his B.A. in English literature and is fluent in Japanese. Disney parks are his passion, and endless cups of coffee are a necessity. Instagram: kohster Twitter: @kohster1