Vanessa Kirby has come out in defense of her ‘Mission Impossible’ co-star, Tom Cruise.
The English actress who reprises her role as White Widow from ‘Mission Impossible – Fallout’, recently addressed the 58-year-old actor’s on-set rant over COVID-19 safety procedures.
Last month, the Hollywood superstar made headlines after a leaked audio recording of the actor yelling at the crew members for breaking COVID-19 protocols on sets of ‘Mission Impossible 7’ went viral.
‘The Crown’ alum recently weighed in on the expletive-ridden rant which was originally shared by The Sun, in which Tom Cruise can be heard saying, “We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf**kers. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever! And if you don’t do it, you’re fired, and I see you do it again, you’re f**king gone.”
“I think being safe is the message for everybody, really,” Kirby, 32, whose sister is a director’s assistant on the film, told Extra. “For me, seeing my sister doing it on the ground and every day coming home from work and it all going well, it was really inspiring.”
“The whole industry has been shut down — cinemas, theaters, film sets. Seeing her go and do it and be one of the first ones up gave me hope,” she added.
She further revealed that she’s looking forward to begin shooting later in January.
“I think it starts up next week again or something,” she noted. “I’m really excited… I think with every ‘Mission’… the stunts get riskier and there’s ones on this that have been terrifying and there’s many more to be filmed. It’s a pleasure for all of us to be back.”
Vanessa Kirby will be reprising her role for the upcoming seventh installment of the popular franchise with Tom Cruise returning as the fictional secret agent, Ethan Hunt.
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, ‘Mission Impossible 7’ also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Pom Klementieff, Henry Czerny, Esai Morales, and others.
Checkout out Vanessa Kirby’s Interview below: