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Tom Cruise slams crew for not following COVID-19 protocols

LONDON: Hollywood actor Tom Cruise expressed his frustration with crew members on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7” after he saw them breaking COVID-19 guidelines.

A British tabloid published the expletive-laden audio in which Cruise shouts after seeing two crew members standing too close to one another in front of a computer screen. “If I see you doing it again, you’re… gone” he said.

Filming is currently taking place in the UK. The news outlet did not say when the incident happened but film-makers returned to the country in early December.

In the recording, Cruise can be heard shouting: “They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. We are creating thousands of jobs.

“That’s it. No apologies. You can tell it to the people that are losing their… homes because our industry is shut down. “We are not shutting this… movie down. Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re… gone.”

Cruise has been strict about enforcing COVID-19 guidelines on the set of the film in Britain, and scolded the crew for taking advantage of the safe environment that the team in place helped create.

“Mission: Impossible 7” was recently hit with delays in October when 12 people on set in Italy tested positive for COVID-19. Production resumed a week later and returned to the UK two weeks ago. The film is directed by Christopher McQuarrie and set to release on Novermber 19, 2021.