If Tom Cruise wants to be a producer with impossibly high standards – well then, mission accomplished.
By now, you have probably heard about the actor’s expletive-laced meltdown on the set of his new movie. Cruise tore into the crew of “Mission: Impossible 7” for breaking strict COVID-19 protocols. While Mr. Top Gun was dropping the f-bombs, someone thought to hit record. Tom’s tirade was put on blast and the actor took some heat.
Now it appears that five staffers no longer feel it is cool to work with Cruise and have quit.
“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,” a source told The Sun.
The same source went on to defend the 58-year-old actor, who admits that filming during COVID-19 is no Roman Holiday (much of “Mission Impossible” is being shot in Italy).
“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,” said the source.
Keep in mind, Cruise actually rented two cruise ships for the cast and crew to stay in while they were filming in Norway so they could keep their production – as well as their COVID-19 bubble – afloat. Cruise’s production company, Truenorth, picked up the tab, which was around a million bucks.
In October, the actor reportedly held crisis talks with the film’s director after a dozen people on set were said to have tested positive for the killer virus.
No word on whether Cruise jumped up and down on a couch to get his point across.