Actor Tom Cruise went on an expletive-filled tirade for the second time this week. While on the set of the seventh installment for the “Mission: Impossible” movies, Cruise screamed amongst staff about adhering to covid-19 safety regulations. In his first rant, he warned over 50 staff and crew they’d be “f***ing gone” if they ignored guidelines after two masked employees stood closer than six feet apart.
Some might applaud the cruise’s militant dedication to preventing the spread of COVID and keeping a safe set. However, the actor and producer for the film has a lot of money at stake, so who is he most concerned about? Spencer MacDonald, of the entertainment union Bectu put it best: “After a very difficult year for freelancers working in the industry the last things crews deserve is a multi-millionaire Hollywood star screaming abuse and threatening their jobs.”
One source said, “the 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.” Allegedly “Tom has taken it upon himself to try to enforce precautions with a view to keeping the film running.”
Cruise’s words fluctuate between threatening employees and demands for his own personal reasons. “That’s it! No apologies You can tell it to the people that are losing their f*ing homes because our industry is shut down. It’s not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education” he yelled.
Next came his personal touch; “that’s what I sleep with every night. The future of this f***ing industry! So I’m sorry I am beyond your apologies. I have told you and now I want it and if you don’t do it you’re out. We are not shutting this f***ing movie down! Is it understood?”