broke his silence to Empire magazine (via Los Angeles Times) on the Covid-19 safety rant that went viral in December 2020. Leaked audio from the set of the latest “Mission: Impossible
” movie revealed Cruise screaming at crew members and threatening to fire them after they broke the production’s Covid safety rules. Filming on the action tentpole had already been delayed twice at that point because of Covid, first when all Hollywood productions shut down and second when there was an outbreak on set.
“I said what I said,” Cruise told Empire in a recent interview, clarifying that he did not shout in front of the “entire crew” and only addressed the “select people” who were directly involved with the safety violation. “There was a lot at stake at that point.”
“All those emotions were going through my mind,” Cruise added about the production’s two previous Covid delays adding fuel to his rant.