Tom Cruise 'Buys Two Covid Secure Robots' To Patrol Mission Impossible Set
Tom Cruise has reportedly bought two 'Covid secure robots' to patrol the Mission Impossible 7 set.
The actor hit the headlines last year when a video emerged of him blasting crew members working on the new action film for not adhering to the social distancing rules.
But according to reports, the 58-year-old has now taken it a step further and invested in state-of-the-art technology to keep people in line.
Speaking to The Sun, a source close to the film said: "Shooting for it will resume in the UK later this week before it goes off to Dubai.
"Tom is so serious about making sure the shoot isn't shut down that he's splashed out on these robots as he can't be everywhere to ensure people are behaving themselves.
"Yes, the rant that came out last month may have been a bit over the top, but he was right, and those who saw the story sympathised with him.
"He gets paid a lot for these films but he also knows that he is lucky to be working and staff on the film from top to bottom rely on this film going ahead.
"You don't have to go far to see how just how much the pandemic has affected jobs."
Adding: "The robots are really sophisticated and rather intimidating. It's like the Terminator only not as violent."
The site recently published an audio clip allegedly from the set that showed Cruise screaming at the crew.
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In the clip, he can be heard telling them that if they break Covid rules again, they're 'f***ing gone'.
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."
But despite the furore, former Scientologist and whistleblower, Leah Remini, said she believes the move was all a PR stunt that was carefully written for him.
She's released a statement, saying: "Tom does not care about the families of his crew; this is all for publicity. I would bet that Tom had this rant written for him and had his Scientology assistant record and release it.
"Hearing a rich actor with enormous power address his crew in this way is a sign of weakness and a deeply troubled person."
The former The King of Queens star added that what Cruise said to the workers was a representation of the person she sees him as.
"This is the real Tom. This was the same reaction Tom gave his household staff when they did not have the right ingredients for him to make chocolate chip cookies," she said. "This is the same type of tirade Tom launched into when an assistant had the audacity to serve him a drink in a chipped mug."
LADbible has reached out to Paramount Pictures for a comment.
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