The veteran actor was caught on tape yelling at crew members on the London set of Mission: Impossible 7 over an apparent breach of covid 19 protocols.
As heard in the leaked video posted by The Sun in December, in the video, which went viral, Cruise complained about a lack of social distancing and told the alleged offenders, “If you can’t be reasonable and I can’t deal with your logic, you’re fired.”
Johnson, who’s worked with the actor in the 2017 movie The Mummy, told Matt Wilstein on the writer’s Daily Beast podcast The Last Laugh in an episode that released on Tuesday said, “He’s an intense guy.”
The Let’s Be Cops alum further continued, “In terms of a filmmaker, he wants to entertain an audience and if you’re not all about that, you’re going to get knocked off the bronco. Because he is there to entertain an audience and he’s willing to really put himself in harm’s way to do it.”
After the viral video was leaked a source told E! News “Tom is a perfectionist and wants things done in a certain way. His intentions are good, but it does make for a very tense environment.”
And in May the actor himself talked about the incident to the Empire magazine “I said what I said. There was a lot at stake at that point. But it wasn’t my entire crew. I had the crew leave the set, and it was just select people.” He also clarified that he didn’t scold the “entire crew,” but rather asked everyone to leave except for some “select people” that he then criticized.
The Mission Impossible star, 58, admitted he became “very emotional” in the heat of the moment, while he thought about the ramifications of shutting down production again due to the covid-19 pandemic.