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Five members of staff have reportedly quit Mission: Impossible after Tom Cruise threatened to sack people for not observing Covid safety guidelines on set.
News of his angry rant emerged on Tuesday when audio was released of him shouting at crew for not following social distancing guidelines. It was then reported that he erupted again on Tuesday evening after it hit the headlines.
The Sun reported that the crew members had quite, with a source telling the newspaper: "The first outburst was big but things haven't calmed since.
"Tension has been building for months and this was the final straw. Since it became public there has been more anger and several staff have walked.
"But Tom just can't take any more after all the lengths they have gone to just to keep filming at all. He's upset others aren't taking it as seriously as him.
"In the end, he's the one who carries the can."
The actor has been ensuring social distancing rules are observed during filming, which is taking place in the UK at the moment.
But when he saw two crew members standing closer than two metres to each other, he flew off the handle and threatened to sack them.
In audio obtained by The Sun, Cruise can be heard shouting: "If I see you do it again, you're f***ing 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***ing do it again."
Evidently unhappy that his plans to keep filming up and running during the pandemic were being put at risk, the audio clip captures him saying: "We want the gold standard.
"They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us! Because they believe in us and what we're doing!
"I'm on the phone with every f***ing studio at night, insurance companies, producers, and they're looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers.
"I don't ever want to see it again, ever! And if you don't do it, you're fired. If I see you do it again, you're f***ing 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***ing do it again.
"That's it! No apologies. You can tell it to the people that are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down. It's not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education.
"That's what I sleep with every night. The future of this f***ing industry! So I'm sorry, I am beyond your apologies. I have told you and now I want it - and if you don't do it, you're out. We are not shutting this f***ing movie down! Is it understood?
"If I see it again, you're f***ing gone - and you are - so you're going to cost him his job. If I see it on the set, you're gone and you're gone."
Filming for the seventh instalment of the franchise has been subject to delays thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cruise, 58, has ploughed money into making sure it can go ahead as planned, even hiring out a cruise ship so that crew can self-isolate, in the hope of making sure things run as smoothly as possible.
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