In December, an audio leak from Tom Cruise who proclaimed the importance of COVID-19 security protocols on his set “Mission: Impossible 7” went viral.
Now the 58-year-old actor / producer is wondering why he felt the need to say what he said.
“I said what I said,” Cruise told Empire Magazine. “There was a lot at stake at the time. But it wasn’t my entire crew. I asked the crew to leave the set, and there were only selected people.
Cruise went on to explain how filming was “never stopped again” despite the pandemic. “And here we are, continuing to film. “
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“All these emotions were going through my mind,” he added. “And for the whole crew to know that we had started shooting a movie was just a huge relief… It was very emotional. “
Over the audio, Cruise can be heard shouting about crew members apparently breaking social distancing rules.
“If I see you doing it again, you’re gone.” And if anyone in this crew does, that’s it – and so do you and you too. And you, never f-king again. , ” he said. “They’re over there in Hollywood making movies because of us. We are creating thousands of jobs, you parents. “
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” That’s it. No excuses. You can tell that to the people who lose their f-king f-king because our industry is closed, ”continued Cruise. “We’re not closing this f-king movie. Is it understood? If I see him again, you’re f-king gone. “
Cruise claimed at the time that he was in close contact with studios, insurance companies and producers to establish what he called a “gold standard” of filming amid the pandemic.
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In September, Forbes reported that Cruise paid $ 700,000 to have the cast and crew in the film live on cruise ships in the hopes of creating a safety bubble for the crew to work to thwart any risk of harm. ‘evasion.