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Tom Cruise is reportedly “fuming” after cast and crew members on the set of “Mission: Impossible 7” tested positive for COVID-19, forcing the actor to self-isolate this week.
The action star was exposed while filming a nightclub scene with four dancers and ten set workers, who later tested positive, according to The Sun.
Because Cruise, 58, was standing within “meters” of the crew, he also has to monitor symptoms and avoid contact with others.
“The whole shooting crew, about 60 people, have all had to self-isolate for 14 days,” The Sun’s source added. “It’s going to badly affect filming and they’ll be playing catch-up when they finally come back.
The viral spread is Cruise’s worst nightmare come true. Just five months ago, audio of the “Top Gun” star lashing out at workers on set for not social distancing leaked online.
“If I see you do it again, you’re f—king gone,” he furiously shouted at the time. “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.”
Cruise claimed his new film had created “thousands of jobs” and did not want to risk people “losing their f—king homes because our industry is shut down.”
“We are not shutting this f—king movie down,” he added in rage. “Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f—king gone.”
Cruise and about 60 staff at Warner Bros. Studios have been filming the franchise’s latest installment in Leavesden, Hertfordshire — about 25 miles northwest of London.
According to the BBC, the U.K. reached a milestone this week with zero daily COVID deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the first time since March 2020.
“Mission Impossible: 7” was due out next May, and it is unclear how long the latest setback will delay the film.
However, some workers may not mind the much-needed break.
In January, a source told The Sun, “A lot of us would love to cut our losses and leave things for a while, then pick up when we can,” claiming Cruise was “completely obsessed” with finishing the film.
The unnamed insider added, “He’s the most determined person. It’s impressive, but a nightmare.”
A rep for Cruise did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
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