Jon Hamm says filming Top Gun: Maverick with Tom Cruise was “a pinch of the moment.”
The 51-year-old actor plays the role of Cyclone in the highly anticipated sequel to the action movie and says it was a dream come true to be part of a movie with such a “deep story”.
Speaking about “Smallzy’s Surgery”, he said, “To be able to work on a film like this, with such a deep story, and be able to work on it and work with Tom and [producer] Jerry Bruckheimer and everyone else involved in the making of this movie was a wishlist dream come true, a moment that will definitely pinch me.”
Unlike his co-stars, John was glad he didn’t have to do any flying stunts.
Glen Powell recently revealed that he “vomited a lot” while filming the movie.
The 33-year-old actor, who played pilot Jake “The Hangman” Serezin in the film, and his co-stars went through three months of pre-production training to get used to the overload, but only Tom Cruise, who plays the lead, managed to stay unaffected while in the sky.
He said, “There was a lot of vomiting during filming.
“Before filming, Tom sent us to a three-month training session to get used to the overload.
“(But) even with training, nothing prepares you for intense F-18 flight.
“We all flew once a day and Tom was there three times a day.
“But it didn’t bother him at all.
“Here we are all throwing up in bags, and he takes everything calmly.
“The guy is a machine.”
Tom, who reprized his role as Captain Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in the film, confirmed that he developed a training scheme for his colleagues to help them learn how to fly Boeing F/A-18 Superhornet aircraft.
The ‘Mission: Impossible’ actor said, “I developed a program for actors and told them how we can put them on (F/A-18).
“It was every step along the way. I had to teach them to fly. I had to teach them how to deal with overload. I had to make them feel confident on the plane.”