Tom Cruise Interview: Top Gun Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick star Tom Cruise talks about his reunion with Val Kilmer’s Iceman on set and why training is so important to actors.

For decades, fans have waited with bated breath for Tom Cruise to take to the skies again, and Top Gun: Maverick Finally delivered beyond everyone’s expectations. The sequel to the 1986 classic Top Gun have seen Paramount tops box office Thursdaywith a whopping $150 million opening projection and an incredible 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. After this time, viewers can see Peter “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise) again — but now he’s an older, smarter commander looking after eager recruits rather than preparing to prove A restless young man of his own worth.

although Top Gun: Maverick Having a large ensemble cast that fleshes out the Navy pilots goes well beyond Maverick’s immediate reach, but he’s still the central axis around which the story revolves. Thanks to ex-boyfriend Penny Benjamin (Jennifer Connelly, Snowpiercer), and with Goose’s son Rooster (Miles Teller, Quote).In addition, Maverick and Top GunThe Iceman (played by Val Kilmer).

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screen rant Chance to catch Cruise Top Gun: Maverick On the red carpet, he gushed about the meaning of his moment with the Iceman and defended the supposedly grueling training the ensemble actors went through.

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Screen Rant: The movie is fun, but it’s also emotional, and I think one of the most emotional parts is reuniting you with Val Kilmer. How would you describe that reunion?

Tom Cruise: I think people just need to see it; I don’t even want to try it. He’s a great actor, and you see what he brings to this movie; the power he has. I think this relationship and the structure of the story, where it comes into play, I don’t want to talk about. I just want people to experience it.


Everyone talks about the hard training the actors go through.

Tom Cruise: It’s not that hard.

Have you ever thought, “I think this is going too far? We’re pushing them too hard?”

Tom Cruise: No, absolutely not. Absolutely not. Listen, the whole point of making a movie and the beauty of it is that you can travel the world, learn about other cultures and be part of a community.See through other people’s shoes and feel what they are [feeling].

With filmmaking, you are constantly learning; you have to keep working to become more and more competent in many different areas. I want to tell them that’s the beauty of making movies. That’s why I keep pushing my films internationally, in different communities around the world. and be a part of it from the start. This is my dream.


You have to work. You have to work. It’s not a bunch of partying and doing that, that’s what I like. Then they can enjoy the evening.

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After more than 30 years as one of the Navy’s top pilots, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell belongs where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a daring test pilot and eschewing the rank promotions that would get him into trouble. To train a team of graduates for a special mission, Maverick must confront the ghosts of his past and his deepest fears, culminating in a mission that requires the ultimate sacrifice of those who choose to drive it.


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