Hollywood actor Tom Cruise has already started the production of its latest addition to the Mission Impossible movie series.
Since it’s pandemic, it is expected for their team to have a hard time following a set of COVID-19 guidelines, such as social distancing, wearing of face masks, or even proper washing of hands.
Surprisingly, this triggered the actor to yell and curse his crew, caught in a viral audio leak.
Mission Impossible 7: What happened backstage?
The upcoming Mission Impossible 7 is one of the Hollywood movies that finally resumed its production despite the danger of COVID-19.
Tom Cruise, played as Ethan Hunt will still be the lead actor on the 7th installment. Reportedly, the actor shouldered most of the production expenses, just to finish the production of the film.
An amount of $671,207 was said to be paid personally by Cruise, one of the producers of the series.
When everyone thought the shooting was doing great, a viral audio leak of Cruise shouting at his crew was posted originally by The Sun.
According to the audio, the actor was heard furious against his staff for not following the strict COVID-19 guidelines.
“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,” Cruise is heard saying. “We are not shutting this f***ing movie down. Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f***ing gone.”
Why did Cruise curse?
As posted by Lights, Camera, Pod Twitter account, there was no back story on why Cruise was enraged on the audio leak, aside from the obvious reason of his crew breaking protocol.
It was not also explained how did it start, or which crew was he talking to on the audio.
However, there were initial reports that one of the possible reasons was when Cruise apparently spotted two of the crew stood less than 3 feet away from each other at a computer screen at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Herts.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises everyone to stand at least six feet away from each other.
“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,” said Cruise on the audio leak. “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. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf******. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!”
At the end of the audio, Cruise was heard warning staff to be careful on following the guidelines, or else be fired.
What people have to say
As of now, Paramount Pictures, which is the production house handling Mission Impossible series, is still silent regarding the incident.
From the perspective of the netizens, Cruise had done a great job of keeping up health protocol in their production.