“If production goes down, a lot of people will lose their jobs.”
George Clooney can empathize with Tom Cruise. After the Mission: impossible 7 Star and co-producer absolutely caught up with crew members for violating COVID-19 safety guidelines, Clooney has offered his take on the situation.
When Clooney was asked if Cruise barked at two crewmembers, ‘you’re fucking gone,’ if they got closer than six feet one more time, the Ocean’s Eleven star said he totally gets it.
“He didn’t overreact because it’s a problem,” Clooney told Howard Stern. “I have a friend who is an ad on another TV show who just made almost the exact same thing happen with not so far off a response.”
While Clooney said, “It’s just not my style to, you know, put everyone to work that way,” he thinks the message behind Cruise’s angry rant was a solid one.
“I wouldn’t have done it that big. I wouldn’t have, you know, taken people out,” Clooney said, adding, “I understand why he did it. He’s not wrong about that at all. You know, I just , I don’t know if I would have done it personally, but I don’t know all the circumstances. “
While it’s unclear whether this was Cruise’s first time seeing the two crew members breach the mandatory six-foot distance between them, Cruise said in his scolding that he’s looking out for “ the people who lose their damn homes because our industry is shut down. “
“[Sorry is] They’re not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education, ”he shouted. I sleep with that every night – the future of this damn industry! So I’m sorry, I can’t apologize. “
Although Clooney would have taken a different approach, he agrees with Cruise on the consequences of a possible violation of the COVID-19 safety protocol. “You’re in a position of power and it’s tricky, right?” He explained. “You have a responsibility to everyone else and he’s absolutely right about that. And you know, if production goes down, a lot of people lose their jobs. People need to understand that and be responsible.”
Clooney also had his own message: “It’s been a bad year and we’ll get through it. These vaccines will get stuck. Hold on, we still have a few months to get through it. Don’t get up for it now, we’ll all get through it together and put on a damn mask. “
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