Jon Hamm On 'Top Gun: Maverick' Costar -'Working with Tom Cruise Was One of the Best Experiences of My Life'

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Jon Hamm, Charles Parnell and Bashir Salahuddin play grounded Armed Forces personnel in TOP GUN: MAVERICK alongside Tom Cruise. The three actors were relieved they weren't put through the same training flying in F18 as the young actors. They also relive their memories of watching the original in 1986. Hamm also tells us working with Cruise was the best experience for him.

Tom Cruise returns to the role that transitioned the actor into a major Hollywood star.  Joining Cruise in TOP GUN: MAVERICK are Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris and Val Kilmer

Maverick returns to train a new set of fighter pilots for a dangerous mission. Cruise being the Daredevil that he is, required his young pilots to join him in the skies in a F18 for authenticity. That's no easy feat but the actors exceled. Hamm, Parnell and Salahuddin were relieved they weren't put through those G's (g-force).

TOP GUN: MAVERICK is in movie theaters May 27. 

Film Synopsis

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”

Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.


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