Tom Cruise defends Covid-19 safety rant on Mission: Impossible set

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Tom Cruise stands by his tirade at members of the Mission: Impossible crew for breaking Covid-19 safety protocols.

In February 2020, production was brought to a halt after the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. Filming resumed in September under strict regulations.

In December, audio leaked of the 58-year-old berating the crew for ignoring the guidelines on set.

"We are creating thousands of jobs. I don't ever want to see it again! Ever! And if you don't do it, you're fired!" Tom said in the clip.

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In an interview with Empire, the actor addressed the outburst for the first time. Tom told the publication, "I said what I said", reports the Los Angeles Times.

The Top Gun actor added that he did not shout at the whole crew but a few select people and believes that the scolding was effective as the production didn't shut down again.

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