It’s a no-brainer that there are a ton of safety precautions needed for productions to go on filming and making movies during these times of the COVID pandemic, and Tom Cruise working on the Mission: Impossible 7 set has been shown to take them incredibly seriously. The audio recently leaked of Cruise freaking out yelling and swearing at crew members of the Mission: Impossible 7 film set, which caused a massive amount of unsure fans and listeners as it quickly gained traction.
After the audio was leaked, more explanation was given behind this blowup. Tom Cruise had found two crew members standing too close to each other by COVID guidelines and blew up at them, explaining very clearly and angrily that if it happens again the two would be fired and if anyone else did the similar breaking of the protocol they would be gone too. This was followed by an explanation of why following pandemic protocols are so important to Tom Cruise and other movies.
Tom went on to say that he is often on the phone with other productions, health officials, and so on to create and follow specific guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while still being able to film and produce movies for the public. Cruise said “We are the gold standard. They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us…they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs” on the audio obtained by The Sun where he exploded swearing and laying down the law to the crew members caught closer than restrictions provided.
Many fans understood his point when listening to the audio, and celebrities spoke up too. Cruise’s efforts in being able to film and produce Mission: Impossible 7 during such hard times are incredibly important because they help to provide the right safety precautions for other movies in production as well as see what works best for productivity in film production with COVID guidelines in place. His point was that because of their ability to film and create a movie while still following pandemic safety rules, other movies can be produced across the world and many people whose jobs are involved in such projects can have work again amidst this chaotic sickness.
Of course, it’s understandable that Cruise is frustrated with the process of filming this project because there have been many delays and pauses in production because of COVID-related restrictions or positive tested crew members that led to quarantine needs. It’s been a long and hard road for most producers and crew of movie sets and projects like Mission: Impossible 7. This frustration from delays could explain some of his quick-fire rage and outbursts over not following guidelines, however, some have spoken up in favor of Tom’s reaction.
George Clooney spoke up in an interview soon after the audio leaked, standing on Cruise’s side in the matter. He agreed that it is a long process to create films especially in recent times of the pandemic, and that following guidelines is incredibly important to those trying to stay safe in the making of a film while also being able to continue moving forward to get the movie out to the public. Clooney did say it may seem excessive but also stood by Tom in thinking that the excessive output may be necessary to get his point across and keep everyone safe and moving forward.
Many others are still processing and responding to Tom Cruise’s actions on the set of Mission: Impossible 7. Whether this outburst was justified or not is up to the listener, but he is certainly trying his best to get his film out and to follow the best guidelines for the safety of his crew members during the creation of this big movie.