George Clooney says Tom Cruise 'didn't overreact' when he screamed at Mission Impossible crew for 'breaking Covid rules'
GEORGE Clooney has backed up fellow Hollywood actor Tom Cruise stating he “didn’t overreact” when he screamed at Mission Impossible crew for “breaking Covid rules”.
The Sun exclusively published a recording of the star as he unleashed a swear-filled rant at film crew who flouted social distancing rules on the set of the franchise’s new chapter.
In an audio tape, the Hollywood megastar is heard screaming: “If I see you doing it again, you’re f****** gone.”
Now George, 59, has weighed in offering his opinion on the furious tirade.
Speaking on Howard Stern‘s SiriusXM radio show, he said: “He didn’t overreact because it is a problem.
“I have a friend who’s an AD on another TV show who just had the almost exact same thing happen with not quite as far out a response.
“I understand why he did it. He’s not wrong at all about that. You know, I just, I don’t know that I would have done it quite that personally, but I don’t know all the circumstances so maybe he had it 10 or 15 times before.”
In the recording, released exclusively by The Sun, Tom, 58, can be heard screaming in rage after spotting two of the crew standing less than a metre away from each other.
Cruise clearly shouts: “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.”
The Sun can now exclusively reveal that five members of staff working on set at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Herts, have now QUIT Mission Impossible amid a second meltdown by the star.
According to a source, another eruption followed on Tuesday night as news of his rant emerged.
The source revealed: “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.”
Cruise was left frustrated that his efforts to keep filming going during the pandemic could be at risk.
In The Sun’s exclusive recording of Tom’s rant, he blasts: “They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers.
“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.”
Tom has been pictured wearing a mask on set and has worked tirelessly to enforce social distancing rules and keeps a constant eye out for rule breakers.
A source revealed exclusively to The Sun: “Tom has taken it upon himself, along with the health and safety department, to try to force the safety precautions, with a view to keeping the film running.”
They added: “Everyone was wearing masks. It was purely that these people were standing under a metre away from each other.”
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