On a set of Mission Impossible 7 in Britain, Tom Cruise screamed profanities and scolded crew members, per New York Times.
The Sun obtained and uploaded a recording on Tuesday where Cruise was reprimanding the set workers.
CNN reports that the 7th installment of the Mission Impossible film series is currently in production at Warner Bros. Studio in Hertfordshire.
Cruise Letting the MI- 7 Staff Have It
The Hollywood megastar reprimanded the more or less 50 staff members, according to Times.
“We are the gold standard,” the 58-year-old Cruise started his litany.
He followed with, “they’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us.”
Cruise also barked at the crew members: we are creating thousands of jobs, you m*th*rf***ers!
The seasoned actor lost his temper when he spotted two members standing together at a computer screen, the Times reported.
The two clearly violated the set protocols that require people to be six feet apart from each other, per Sun.
“I don’t ever want to see it again! Ever! And if you don’t do it, you’re fired!” yelled the lead actor.
Two informants confirmed to Times that the audiotape is authentic.
Delays in Filming Due to The Pandemic
Coronavirus has put MI-7 filming on hold several times since February, CNN reported.
The production was supposed to have a three-week shoot in Venice, Italy, early this year.
However, the country saw a surge of COVID -19 cases that resulted in a delay in filming.
In October, twelve members tested positive for Coronavirus while on the set in Italy.
Reportedly, Cruise saw to it that there will be no further delays in the production.
In fact, the megastar paid $676,000 (£500,000) from his own pocket to isolate the cast and crew, per CNN.
Variety reported that Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten confirmed to a tabloid that they rented out two ships.
The production company rented MS Vesterålen and MS Fridtjof Nansen for a month in September.
MI-7 is scheduled for release in November 2021, according to Variety.