The UK's Sun newspaper reported on an audiotape Wednesday in which Cruise can be heard yelling, "They're back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us!
Because they believe in us and what we're doing" and "We are creating thousands of jobs you m*therf**kers.".
Although Cruise perhaps acted inappropriately, behind the actor's yelling and cursing lies a deeper and true point: The coronavirus pandemic has ravaged Hollywood , and it continues to be a significant problem for making movies -- especially when it comes to cost.
Though the global health crisis has rippled throughout the industry in many ways, the most obvious is the rise in production expenses to keep staff safe.
If its production is shut down, it would stall a film that has already been put on hold before.
And if movie productions are put on hold because of outbreaks, there's ultimately no product for movie theaters to show.
So audiences mostly stayed away, which has led to the domestic box office being down nearly 80% from last year according to. »