Tom Cruise is isolating for 14 days after MI7 crew members test positive for Covid

Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell spotted on the set of Mission Impossible 7 in Yorkshire

You guys, they’re still filming Mission: Impossible 7??? That is legitimately shocking. Tom Cruise and Paramount Pictures were bizarrely focused on filming the action film throughout the worst of the pandemic last summer, last fall and into the winter. The MI7 production was in Venice, Rome, Dubai and London throughout the last half of 2020. I remember reading stories in December 2020 and January of this year that the production wrapped? Maybe they just wrapped on the parts they were filming in the studios in London. It was back in December that the British papers got the leaked audio of Tom Cruise ranting at crew members for not wearing their masks properly while they worked inside. Following that rant, crew members quit that bitch and yet the MI7 production limped along. And now several people on the production tested positive for Covid and MI7 has halted production.

Mission: Impossible 7 has suspended production due to a positive coronavirus test on set. News of the shutdown was reported on Thursday, in a statement from Paramount Pictures.

“We have temporarily halted production on Mission: Impossible 7 until June 14th, due to positive coronavirus test results during routine testing,” a studio spokesperson told Entertainment Weekly in a statement. “We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation.”

It’s unclear at this time how many people may have tested positive, or when production will resume. A representative for Paramount did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment. The news comes several months after an audio recording leaked late last year that featured Tom Cruise lashing out at crew members on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 over COVID-19 protocols being neglected.

The big-budget action sequel halted production in Italy back in February 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak began, but eventually resumed in Rome in October. Variety reported that the set was then shut down for a week in October after positive COVID tests.

[From People]

When I first read the news, I thought Tom Cruise was one of the people who tested positive and I was like “oh no he’s gonna be soooo mad about that.” Well, they aren’t actually saying he was one of the people who tested positive, but reportedly Cruise is “fuming” about the situation. Cruise has been forced into self-isolation for fourteen days because he had somewhat close contact with someone who tested positive. Plus, Cruise is just fuming because this production is cursed and they’ve lost so much money in all of these testing and isolating delays. Cruise is going to spend the next fourteen days ranting into a pillow.

(P.S. At some point we need to talk about Tom’s sad bangs trauma, but not today.)

Tom Cruise and Hayley Attwell filming for Mission Impossible

Tom Cruise and Hayley Atwell spotted on the set of Mission Impossible 7 in Yorkshire

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  1. Aphra says:

    How can we NOT discuss the bangs??

  2. Ariel says:

    Damn SPs!!! They ruin everything!

    • Golly Gee says:

      Right?? He’s going to be taking it out on his Sea Org slaves for the next 14 days to vent his frustrations.

  3. Darla says:

    I wonder if he’s anti-vaxx? And is thus very vulnerable. I just have a feeling he would be, but I could be totally wrong.

    • SarahCS says:

      From what I’ve read about his cult and his level in the cult it wouldn’t surprise me if he believed he didn’t need vaccinations because he’s ‘above’ that.

    • Snuffles says:

      I can believe it.

    • lucy2 says:

      I thought the same thing – if he were vaccinated, I don’t think he’d have to self quarantine? Maybe? I don’t know. But I can TOTALLY see him and his cult not getting vaccinated.

      • Golly Gee says:

        Even if he’s vaccinated, he can still transmit it to other people.

      • thaisajs says:

        Yeah, if you’re vaccinated and you come into contact with someone with COVID you don’t have to quarantine under CDC guidelines, as it’s so unlikely you’d contract the virus. So I guess he chose not to get vaccinated which is his right. But man, considering how crazy he’s been about filming this movie, you’d think he’d just get vaxxed already so something like this wouldn’t happen. Or, to be even more of a jerk, require everyone else on set to get vaxxed.

    • LadyMTL says:

      This is the same guy who went after Brooke Shields for needing to treat her post-partum depression, so I wouldn’t be at all surprised if he is anti-vaxx.

      • Deanne says:

        He probably skipped the vaccine in favour of vitamins and exercise. That seems to be his all knowing cult cure all.

    • Jayce says:

      Perhaps they are worried about the different variants in the UK. I’ve been asked to work on this production and they are very strict! 4 or 5 Covid tests and several days quarantine are required before you are allowed on set.

  4. Case says:

    My god, how long is this film shoot?

  5. Jais says:

    Is he fuming because he might catch COVID-19 cuz he’s not vaccinated? I have no idea if he is vaccinated or not but he seems like he could be an antivaxxer.
    Ok- just looked up and saw that he visited a vaccination site and thanked workers so maybe not antivax?

  6. Chill says:

    And the Dad bod, don’t forget that along with the bangs.

  7. CherHorowitz says:

    They are way behind on filming this. Ex fiancee is a carpenter on the film and they’re still building stuff and rebuilding for reshoots! He thought he would be done by May. All the stuff abroad is done i think now though. All the construction is still continuing as the covid procedures in place are super strict so its just a small section of the crew involved with filming that are isolating.

  8. TheOriginalMia says:

    What in the world is going on with his hair? Please tell me he isn’t sporting those bangs for the movies (@case, they are shooting back to back MI movies).

    • lucy2 says:

      I think he gets a lot of…cosmetic touchups? between films, and perhaps one didn’t settle so well.

      • Golly Gee says:

        I don’t know if this still happens in modern times, but I know women who had facelifts 20 years ago whose hairstyle changed from no bangs to bangs. I assumed it was because the work showed scars.

  9. TeamMeg says:

    Even if he is vaxxed, he can still get Covid. Depending which one you receive, the vaccines are up to 95% effective in preventing serious disease, hospitalization and death. But many “breakthrough cases” have been reported, and symptomatic people are contagious. So the quarantine makes sense.

  10. Amelie says:

    Do the Mission Impossible films still do really well?? Honestly the only guys who are still diehard Cruise fans are straight white guys it seems (just from stuff I’ve seen on social media). All he does are action movies, it’s been soooo long since he’s done just a regular character driven movie.

    • Christine says:

      I had to look it up because I’m in the same boat. I don’t know a single person who has watched MI since the first two movies. The one in 2018 made $791 in the box office. Not only do they have this one for 2022 slated but another one showing a release date for 2023. Wild.

    • Becks1 says:

      My husband watches all his movies and likes them. He’s not a diehard fan by any means, he just likes action movies and apparently Tom cruise puts out good ones (he’ll always stop on pretty much any of the MI movies, Edge of Tomorrow or Jack Reacher if he’s scrolling.) I do think its less about Tom Cruise and more about the overall production – the action sequences etc. Like he doesnt watch them because they star Tom Cruise and if it was pretty much the same movie with another actor, he would still watch it a lot.

    • YaGotMe says:

      He is a global movie star , the world does not revolve around the US.

      • Deanne says:

        Nor does it revolve around Tom Cruise, but you’d never know it from the way he behaves. His star power and box office clout are not even close to what they once were. I guess abandoning your child in favour of a cult that treats you like a god has career repercussions and trying to film all over the world during a pandemic requires more than just screaming at people to prevent outbreaks.

  11. SusanRagain says:

    Maybe Tom Cruise needs to accept the Universe is trying to stop him from making another damn MI movie. lol

    Really, Mi Fallout was good because of Henry Cavill.
    Retire all ready Tom.

    I will agree with Tom about one thing, I went off at a few people myself about covid.
    Dammit, follow the guidelines and keep others safe. No job is worth risking lives over.

    Btw, I’m still masking up for errands, etc. and I’m fully vaxed.
    I think we may well see a big, fat comeback of covid here in Minnesota in mid July.
    I have a wardrobe of masks and gardening gloves, gonna wear them.

    I am WFH and am happy about it too.

    Have a good weekend Celebers! 😀

  12. Mavmom31 says:

    Apparently the screaming didn’t send enough of a message. I was under the impression that they were filming IM7 and IM8 back to back. I know the UK is still getting past the 1 shot hump, but I would think this could be less of an issue depending on the age of the crew. I would be surprised/not surprised by any potential no vaxx stance by Cruise but if they are masking up…it would make sense to aggressively encourage staff to get the shot to avoid production delays.

  13. Marigold says:

    Bangs are sometimes used to
    Cover high foreheads and receding hairlines. I’ve always had a high broad forehead and have always had to wear bangs to not look like a Klingon. So give us desperate bangs people a break!

  14. deering24 says:

    Cruise must be pushing this because he knows he won’t be able to physically pull this role off much longer. No other explanation makes sense. And I guess the studio figures–prays?– the profits will offset the production tab this is running.

  15. Mette says:

    those bangs though.