Tom Cruise under monitoring; quarantines after ‘Mission: Impossible’ staff tested positive for COVID-19

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Tom Cruise and the whole Mission: Impossible team failed to keep the dreaded virus out of their circle.

Mission: Impossible 7 left with no choice but to postpone its production as Tom Cruise and the staff undergo quarantine.

A Paramount spokesperson recently confirmed that one of their production members tested positive for COVID-19.

In a new statement released by the film studio, it confirmed that they halted the filming of the film until June 14. It revealed that the company found out about the positive diagnosis during their routine mass testing.

“We are following all safety protocols and will continue to monitor the situation,” the statement went on.

It remains unknown whether the staff was able to spread the virus during the production. Still, they opted to send everyone home for self-isolation.

Where is Cruise right now?

Following the incident, fans and viewers quickly checked on the staff, especially Cruise who serves as the main star of the movie.

In a report posted by The Sun, it confirmed that the action star currently self-isolates at his home. He is said to be “fuming in anger” as the recent incident put their previous efforts to waste.

“It’s going to badly affect filming and they’ll be playing catch-up when they finally come back,” the insider added to the outlet.

For what it’s worth, Cruise went viral when he reacted to the crew members who, reportedly, broke social distancing guidelines. The group, reportedly, stayed close around a computer on the set of Mission: Impossible 7.

He then defended his actions and told Empire magazine that he did not regret saying what he said. Still, some people praised him for doing the right thing.

Furthermore, the actor reasoned out that he does not want to shut down the production of the franchise again. Previously, the team postponed the filming when COVID-19 first hit Europe.

“All those emotions were going through my mind. I was thinking about the people I work with, and my industry,” he told Empire. “And for the whole crew to know that we’d started rolling on a movie was just a huge relief.”

More Mission: Impossible bad news

Apart from canceling the recording, the franchise suffered from another adjustment after the creators did not push through the back-to-back sequel plan.

According to the executives, they try to minimize people’s exposure while completing the movie. Cruise even spent a whopping amount of money to purchase two robots that monitor the staff and crew members.

Featured image courtesy of Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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