An audio recording of Tom Cruise shouting at the crew on set. “Mission: Impossible“A film in London has gone viral. The actor, who is also producing the film, can be heard using insults toward the crew for not being watched. .
In the recording, which has been shared widely on social media, Cruz addresses two people who apparently saw themselves standing too close to each other, in violation of social distancing rules.
“If I saw that you were doing it again, you would vanish,” Cruz says. The profane recording lasts three and a half minutes.
“We are the gold standard,” he says. “They are back there in Hollywood and they’re making movies now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we do. I’m on the phone with every studio at night, insurance companies, and producers, and they look at us and use us to make their films. We create thousands of jobs, moms. I never want to see him again. Never! ‘
Several industries have been affected by the action of COVID-19, and while movie production is now allowed with safety restrictions in place in many cities, it was initially suspended at the start of the pandemic.
“No apologies,” Cruz tells the crew. “You can tell people who are losing their comfortable homes because our industry is closed. We are not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. That’s what I sleep with every night – the future of this industry!”
“I told you, now I want it, and if you don’t, you get out. We’re not closing this impressive movie! Is it understandable? If you see it again, you’re gone.”
Two minutes later, Cruz’s anger gives way to a more pleading tone. He reiterates that the crew members bear the responsibility and failure to follow protocols will lead to the film being closed, costing people their jobs.
It is not clear which day the voice was recorded. Wednesday, London moved to Level 3: Very Severe Alert This means imposing stricter restrictions, closing bars, pubs and restaurants except for eating out, closing theaters, and banning indoor social gatherings.
The level 3 guide still allowed continued filming and television shooting, According to London Film. However, there is a file Protocol Checklist To be tracked by products, including social distancing, increasing equipment cleaning and minimizing the number of people present.
to me ReutersProduction was halted in the seventh part of “Mission: Impossible” in February while filming in Italy. Filming resumed in September and moved to London in December. The film, from Paramount Pictures (a division of ViacomCBS), is scheduled to release in November 2021.
CBS News contacted Paramount Pictures for comment and is awaiting a response.