Five crew members on the Mission: Impossible set have reportedly quit after Tom Cruise had a second furious rant.
It had been claimed on Tuesday the actor, 58, gave staff an X-rated dressing down after he caught them breaking UK Covid rules at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire.
Now a source has said that after news of the first outburst was made public, there has been ‘more anger’ at the already ‘tense’ production, reports The Sun.
Not impressed? Five crew members on the Mission: Impossible set have reportedly quit after Tom Cruise had a second furious rant (pictured filming in Rome in November)
The insider said: ‘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.’
They added it is Tom who feels responsible for the production after putting so much time and money into ensuring precautions are in place so the team can film.
MailOnline has contacted Tom Cruise’s representatives for a comment.
It was previously reported that the Hollywood star scolded workers who flouted social distancing rules while filming at Warner Bros. Studios.
Invested: A source said the Hollywood star, 58, is ‘upset others aren’t taking it as seriously as him’ (pictured in Rome in October)
Invoking the no-nonsense attitude of his character, Ethan Hunt, the actor is said to have told them ‘If I see you doing it again, you’re f***ing gone,’ according to The Sun.
The paper said the dressing down was recorded on an audio tape, in which he is heard to add: ‘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. We are not shutting this f***ing movie down.’
The American actor was reportedly angered after seeing the pair stood less than a metre away from each other at a computer screen.
Working hard: Tom has already been seen filming in Rome for the latest movie – in which he will reprise the role of American secret agent, Ethan Hawk (pictured shooting an action scene)
Filming is well underway for the latest movie in the blockbuster franchise – Mission Impossible 7.
The actor has already been seen filming in Rome for the film- in which he will reprise the role of fictional American secret agent, Hunt.
Last month, Tom was seen getting behind the wheel of a vintage yellow Fiat 500 in the Italian capital as he prepared for dramatic stand-off scenes with a squad of police cars.
The star was seen attempting to drive his small vehicle down a wide city boulevard, before apparently coming unstuck when met with the army of cop cars and bikes.
In previous weeks, he has been spotted shooting a number of scenes in the Italian capital with his Mission: Impossible 7 co-star Hayley Atwell, 38.
Filming has also taken place in Venice, as well as Britain and Norway.
Frustrating: Filming was already delayed for months after COVID-19 spread across Italy, where production had been based in March, leading the release to be pushed back
But the film has already faced delays. The crew were forced to pause production due to Covid.
Many of the vital scenes were due to be filmed in Italy – which was at one point the centre of the world’s pandemic.
In October, the Top Gun star held crisis talks with director Christopher McQuarrie after 12 people on set reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.
Health chiefs were said to be tracing the contacts of those who tested positive after filming was suspended, dashing hopes it was an isolated case.
Last month, The Sun reported 150 extras for the film were informed they were not to come in to shoot scenes that were on the filming schedule for the evening.
While no official reason was given for the sudden decision, it was claimed a coronavirus test had come back positive from the production so filming needed to be suspended temporarily.
Crew also urged members of the public to remain socially distanced from one another as they waited to see the stars, while Tom and director Christopher are also said to have made the request.
The star has been wearing a mask on set and has also reportedly been keeping an eye out for Covid rule-breakers.
According to the Sun, he has paid £500,000 of his own money to pay for a cruise ship for the cast and crew to isolate on.
Mission: Impossible 7 is set to be released on November 19, 2021.
Delays: In October, it was reported 150 extras were informed they were not to come in to shoot scenes that were on the filming schedule (Tom and co-star Hayley pictured in October)