He said in a scolding manner, “Do you understand the responsibility that falls on you? If you cannot act rationally and I cannot reach your minds, you are fired.”
The famous star, Tom Cruise, threatened the filming crew of his new movie in the British capital, London, to expel anyone who avoids following the precautionary instructions regarding the Coronavirus, according to the British newspaper “The Sun“…
In an audio recording carried by the newspaper, the Hollywood star, and producer of “Mission Impossible” can be heard addressing the team in a very angry manner, hinting at their expulsion in the event of not following the laws of distancing, which allow film production despite the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I’m talking on the phone with all the studios at night, insurance companies, and the producers, all of them follow us closely and follow us closely to make their movies,” Cruz said angrily.
Tom Cruise went ballistic on the Mission: Impossible 7 crew for breaking COVID protocols…pic.twitter.com/WbIpVlja7w
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 16, 2020
“Do you understand the responsibility that falls on you? If you cannot act rationally, and I cannot reach your minds, you are fired.”
The star said that films such as “Mission Impossible” are the reason for the recovery of the film sector, adding, “We want to keep up with the gold standard. They look at us in Hollywood and continue their work because of us. They believe in our capabilities and what we can do.”
The British newspaper did not mention the timing of the accident, except that the crew arrived in London in early December.
A source in the production team confirmed to Reuters the authenticity of the recording, while Cruz’s business management team refused to comment on the incident.
It is noteworthy that the seventh film in the “Impossible Mission” series is one of the first films to be filmed in Venice, Italy, due to the spread of the new Coronavirus, last February.
In September, the team continued filming in several locations in Italy, Norway and Britain, and Cruz made a personal request to the Norwegian Prime Minister to allow him to film in his country under strict procedures.
The film is expected to be released in November 2021.
It is noteworthy that the “Mission Impossible” series is one of the biggest productions in Hollywood.