Tom Cruise has been recorded yelling at crew members of "Mission: Impossible 7" for failing to adhere to coronavirus safety precautions on set.
“We are the gold standard. They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us,” Cruise can be heard saying in the audio recording. “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!”
The 58-year-old was adamant about maintaining the stringent health standards.
"So I am sorry I am beyond your apologies. I have told you and now I want it and if you do it you're out!" he added. "We are not shutting this f***ing movie down. Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f***ing gone."
“Am I clear? Do you understand what I want? Do you understand the responsibility that I have?” Cruise continued. “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.”
In October, production on the action film was halted for one week after 12 people on set in Italy tested positive for COVID-19.
Cruise has not responded to news of the released audio.
“Mission: Impossible 7” is scheduled to be released in November 2021.