Cruise has broken his silence about that rant in an interview with Empire Magazine. He Admits That Emotions Were High On Mission: Impossible 7 Set
Cruise has defended his actions. "I said what I said," he told Empire Magazine, explaining that there was "a surge" in COVID-19 cases in England at the time.
"There was a lot at stake at that point," he continued. "But it wasn't my entire crew. I had the crew leave the set, and it was just select people."
Cruise noted that filming was “never shut down again… And here we are, continuing to film. I do Zoom parties and kids’ parties also, you know!"