Tom Cruise just lost his temper after a few crew members of ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ seemingly broke COVID-19 safety protocols on the UK set.
In what appears to be an expletive-filled audio clip taken on set which was published by The Sun, the 58-year-old actor can be heard yelling at the crew after he saw some members gathered around a computer monitor, thus breaking the social distancing rules established because of the pandemic, per The Hollywood Reporter.
“We are the gold standard. They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing,” Tom Cruise shouted in the clip.
“I’m on the phone with every f**king studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies,” he added. “We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!”
Tom Cruise further continued his profanity-ridden rant by threatening to fire anyone who broke the protocol, saying “And if you don’t do it, you’re fired, and I see you do it again, you’re f**king gone.”
“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 and the future of this f**king industry,” he continued.
“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? If I see it again, you’re f**king gone.”
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the seventh ‘Mission: Impossible’ movie has been filming around Europe for the several months now.
According to THR, the film was previously set to begin production in Italy in February but was shut down due to the spread of coronavirus at the time. Production resumed back in September.
The Paramount Pictures film sees Tom Cruise reprising his role of IMF agent Ethan Hunt, along with other cast members including Vanessa Kirby, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Nicholas Hoult, Hayley Atwell, Shea Whigham, Pom Klementieff, and Henry Czerny.
‘Mission: Impossible 7’ is slated for release on Nov. 19, 2021.