Vanessa Kirby Defends Tom Cruise’s Covid-19 Safety Rant on ‘MI:7’ Set

Vanessa Kirby Defends Tom Cruise’s Covid-19 Safety Rant on ‘MI:7’ Set

January 8, 2021

The actress who plays White Widow in the ‘Mission: Impossible’ franchise insists her co-star was angry because he’s just trying to ensure everyone was safe on the set.

AceShowbizVanessa Kirby has defended Tom Cruise for his now infamous rant on the “Mission: Impossible 7” set last month (Dec20), insisting the actor was just trying to ensure everyone’s safety amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a clip shared online by Britain’s The Sun newspaper, Tom lost his cool when he spotted two assistants huddled around a monitor, watching playback and ignoring social distancing rules he had helped to introduce.

“If I see you do it again, you’re f**king gone. And if anyone in this crew does it, that’s it,” he was heard shouting in the audio clip.

The outburst saw five staff members quit the project, according to reports, but Vanessa – who stars alongside Tom in the film franchise – insisted he was just doing his bit to keep everyone safe.

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Asked for her opinion on Tom’s rant during an interview with “Extra“, Vanessa replied, “I think being safe is the message for everybody, really.”

The actress’ sister works as part of the assistant’s director’s team on the film, with Vanessa adding, “For me, seeing my sister doing it on the ground and every day coming home from work and it all going well, it was all inspiring. The whole industry has been shut down – cinemas, theatres, film sets. Seeing her go and do it and be one of the first ones up gave me hope.”

Vanessa also revealed she’s going to be returning to the “Mission: Impossible 7” set “next week or something” and is looking forward to getting stuck back into the physically-demanding role.

“I’m really excited. I think with every Mission… the stunts get riskier and there’s ones on this that have been terrifying, and there’s many more to be filmed… It’s a pleasure for all of us to be back,” she smiled.

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