Five crew members have reportedly quit Mission: Impossible 7 filming after another rant by Hollywood star Tom Cruise went viral on social media. In a leaked audio, Cruise can be heard blasting his team ruthlessly on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 for not adhering to COVID-19 guidelines on the film sets. “The first outburst was big but things haven’t calmed since. Tension has been building for months and this was the final straw. Since it became public there has been more anger and several staff have walked,” revealed an insider, adding Cruise is extremely upset with the staff members.
“But Tom just can’t take any more after all the lengths they have gone to just to keep filming at all. He’s upset others aren’t taking it as seriously as him. In the end, he’s the one who carries the can,” the source added. In the rant, Cruise can be heard saying, “I don’t ever want to see it again, ever! And if you don’t do it, you’re fired, if I see you do it again, you’re gone. And if anyone in this crew does it – that’s it… and you too and you too! And you, don’t you ever do it again.”
Cruise added, “I’m on the phone with every 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.” Reacting to the matter, Cruise’s friend and actor George Clooney added, “He didn’t overreact because it is a problem.” He continued, “I have a friend who’s an AD on another TV show who just had the almost exact same thing happen with not quite as far out a response. But I wouldn’t have done it that big. I wouldn’t have, you know, pulled people out.”