Tom Cruise's reported outburst on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 over the breaking of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions has sparked debate among many, and now George Clooney has reacted to the audio.
In an audio clip obtained by The Sun, Cruise – who plays Ethan Hunt in the long-running action franchise – can be heard shouting at crew members for their apparent non-compliance of on-set rules.
"If I see you do it again, you're f**king gone," the actor can be heard saying. "And if anyone in this crew does it, that's it – and you too and you too. And you, don't you ever f**king do it again."
In a diplomatic response to the news, Clooney said: "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..."
"I wouldn't have done it that big. I wouldn't have, you know, pulled people out," he added, outlining how he would have approached the situation differently. "You're in a position of power and it's tricky, right?
"You do have a responsibility for everybody else and he's absolutely right about that. And, you know, if the production goes down, a lot of people lose their jobs. People have to understand that and have to be responsible. It's just not my style to, you know, to take everybody to task that way."
"The people who were on that shoot will tell us more about it," Clooney concluded.
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible 7 is currently filming at Warner Bros Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.
Mission: Impossible 7 is currently dated for a November 19, 2021 release date, while the eighth movie is penned in for 2022.
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