Actor Tom Cruise has finally broken his silence on his infamous Mission: Impossible 7 coronavirus rant.
Back in December, the 58-year-old Top Gun star was heard expressing his concerns over the importance of Covid-19 safety protocols while filming for the blockbuster.
In the leaked audio footage, Tom could be heard shouting at crew members for reportedly not following social distancing rules while on set in London.
And now, the high-profile movie star has revealed he still stands by his explosive rant.
He told Empire Magazine: “I said what I said. There was a lot at stake at that point. But it wasn’t my entire crew. I had the crew leave the set, and it was just select people.”
Tom said that filming was “never shut down again” during the pandemic, adding: “And here we are, continuing to film.”
“All those emotions were going through my mind. And for the whole crew to know that we’d started rolling on a movie was just a huge relief… It was very emotional,” he concluded.
On the audio, the actor could be heard screaming at some of the crew for not sticking to safety guidelines.
He shouts: “If I see you do it again, you’re f**king gone. And if anyone in this crew does it, that’s it — and you too and you too. And you, don’t you ever f**king do it again.
“They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf**kers.
“That’s it. No apologies. You can tell it to the people that are losing their f**king homes because our industry is shut down. We are not shutting this f**king movie down. Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f**king gone.”
At the time, he said he was working closely with studios, insurance companies and producers in a bid to achieve his idea of a “gold standard” of filming during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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