I have a love/hate relationship with flying. Planes terrify me, but Xanax makes me feel okay with flying. Look, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.
Top Gun: Maverick star Jennifer Connelly was on The Graham Norton Show with her co-stars Tom Cruise and Miles Teller. Cruise was talking about his love of doing action movies, even when the scenes are dangerous.
“I am a very physical actor and I love doing them,” he told Graham Norton. “I study and train and take a lot of time figuring it all out. I have broken a lot of bones!”
He added, “The first time of any stunt is nerve-wracking, but it’s also exhilarating. I have been told a few times during shooting a stunt to stop smiling.”
I mean, okay. The extent of my stunt degree is jumping down the two bottom steps on a set of stairs, but like some of us like to play it safe. Jennifer responded to Tom’s love of stunts and she said she doesn’t share his love of action movies.
“I was actually afraid to tell Tom at the time that I had only just recently talked myself out of a crippling fear of flying,” she said. “When I signed on for the movie there was no flying for my character. I then found myself taxiing on a runway in a tiny plane with Tom and he said, “Have you been on a plane like this before? Have you ever done any aerobatic flying before? I started to get very nervous when he said, ‘It will be very graceful and very elegant,’ and that’s how I found out I would be up in the P51 with Tom flying it!”
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters November 19th.