Tom Cruise’s COVID-19 Rant Was Indicative of How Film Sets Have Become Pressure Cookers During the Pandemic

Cruise’s outburst on the U.K. set of Mission: Impossible 7, leaked online early this week, isn’t quite as colorful as Grossman’s in language, but it certainly matches its tone. Upon finding crew members violating COVID-19 social-distancing guidelines, Cruise became upset and yelled at the staffers, insisting they follow protocols or leave. “They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us … I’m on the phone with every fucking studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies!” he shouted. “We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherfuckers.” Given the recent surges in coronavirus cases, the dire state of the film industry, and the fact that filming for Mission: Impossible 7 shut down once already, in October, after 12 crew members tested positive for the virus, it’s easy to see why Cruise would be riled up.

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