Top Gun: Maverick will not only bring back the characters from the first film but will also introduce a whole new generation of pilots.
Among the new ones is Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw, son of Nick “Goose” Bradshaw, one of Maverick’s (Tom Cruise) friends. Rooster is played by Miles Teller.
In an interview with Men’s Health magazine, Teller said that he did some basic exercises to prepare for Top Gun: Maverick as well as took flight lessons.
However, the worst part of the actor’s training was when he had to be tied to a chair, blindfolded, thrown into the water, and turned upside down. And if that weren’t enough, the participant had to find his way out or risk drowning.
About training to fly airplanes, he said: “ I never vomited. There is nothing of this alpha bravado. Piloting these jets is so difficult. The difference between a squadron pilot and a Top Gun pilot is how well they understand the plane “.
Miles Teller’s training has been very difficult, but he is certainly being compensated by the millions he is earning to participate in the film. However, this should not take away from the fact that the stunts and training associated with the role are not for everyone.
No green screen
In previous interviews, as for Men’s Journal, Miles Teller revealed that there is no green background in the scenes for Top Gun: Maverick.
” There is no green screen in a Top Gun movie, ” revealed Teller. “Each take, each feat, was the result of the work, the real sweat, that we all put in it. The production was over an entire year, which was the longest shoot I’ve ever participated in ”.
Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski and opens on July 1, 2021.