Tom Cruise’s practical joke to Glen Powell while filming “Top Gun: Maverick”: “Am I going to die?”

Tom Cruise’s practical joke to Glen Powell while filming “Top Gun: Maverick”: “Am I going to die?”
Tom Cruise’s practical joke to Glen Powell while filming “Top Gun: Maverick”: “Am I going to die?”

Tom Cruise tricked Glen Powell by pretending to lose control of a helicopter during the filming of “Top Gun: Maverick” (REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier)

Actor Glen Powell revealed that his co-star Tom Cruise she cheated on him during the filming of the movie Top Gun: Maverick, by simulating losing control of a helicopter while piloting it with Powell on board. The incident occurred when both were returning to London after filming some additional shots for the feature film at Pinewood Studios, located about 18 kilometers from the English capital.

According to the American artist in an interview with the magazine British GQon a certain moment, Cruise, 61, began exclaiming “Oh no, oh no” as he abruptly brought the helicopter down. over the city of London. At this, Powell recalled thinking: “Am I going to end up being the unknown guy who dies with Tom? in a smoking hole in the middle of London?”

In the continuation of
In the continuation of “Top Gun”, the veteran actor reprized his role as Pete Maverick Mitchell, training new pilots (REUTERS/ Heo Ran)

Tom Cruise’s joke came after the two worked together on the sequel to the hit 1986 film top gunwhere the veteran performer reprized his iconic role as naval pilot Pete Maverick Mitchell. In Top Gun: Maverickreleased in 2022, Cruise played an instructor who trains a new generation of pilots, including the character of Lieutenant Jake Hangman Seresin, played by Powell.

During the interview with GQ, Glen Powell He also joked about having his own pilot’s license, commenting: “I thought it might be Tom Cruise”. However, he admitted the differences between his flying skills and those of his colleague: “He has a helicopter and is flying real planes. If I have to travel to New York or Texas, in my SR-22 it would take me forever.”

Cruise convinced Powell to join the sequel after several deep conversations (Paramount)
Cruise convinced Powell to join the sequel after several deep conversations (Paramount)

The film follows Cruise in his lead role as he trains a new crop of pilots, including Powell’s characters and Miles Teller, for a dangerous secret mission. Despite initially auditioning for the role he ended up playing Teller, Powell revealed that It was Cruise who convinced him to join the project.

Tom and I sat for a couple of hours and we talked about his life, his career, how he chooses his films, how he develops roles and that kind of thing,” Powell told the magazine. People in April 2022. “It was really a series of those conversations that convinced me that this could be an exciting role, where I could have a little bit of creative license and make it my own.”

The actor added: “I have to give Tom credit., many times people just try to trap you in a movie and none of the promises are fulfilled. But He kept every one of those promises.. And I’m really proud of the movie and my role in it.”

“He’s obsessed with movies,” is how Glen Powell described his mentor, Tom Cruise, after filming together “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)

The friendship between Glen Powell and Tom Cruise has grown stronger since they worked together on Top Gun: Maverick. In statements to Entertainment Weeklythe 35-year-old star described her co-star as a mentor and praised his dedication to the job:

“The only thing I feel like we are soulmates about is that he is obsessed with movies. That was our love language on set. I was able to see a guy who knew all the departments,” she confessed in reference to the bond that keeps them together. “He was able to relate clearly to everyone and be so kind. and respectful and being able to communicate that vision.”

The 35-year-old star also starred in the comedy
The 35-year-old star also starred in the comedy “With Everyone But You” and will return to the screen with “Hit Man” (REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci)

After his box office success in 2023 with the romantic comedy With Everyone But You, Powell will soon star in the Netflix film hit man, which will premiere on June 7. Meanwhile, Cruise continues working on the seventh installment of the popular franchise. Mission Impossible.

 
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