Lewis Hamilton Reveals That He Resigned from the ‘Top Gun: Maverick Fighter Pilot Role


Lewis Hamilton was close to appearing in the greatest movie of 2022. The Formula 1 legend Recently, I spoke to Vanity Fair and said he turned down a role to play a fighter pilot in Maverick: Top Gun. Hamilton agreed to appear in the film because he loved the original. Top GunHe is also a friend to Tom Cruise. But there is one reason why he couldn’t star in the film.

“When I heard that the second one was coming out I was shocked. I had to ask him. Hamilton stated, “Personal” DeadlineI don’t care about the role. I’ll sweep it, or be the cleaner in the back.” Cruise agreed, and Hamilton was ready to be one of the pilots. The only problem was the filming schedule clashed with the climax of the FI season, and Hamilton wasn’t able to split his time. Hamilton told Cruise and Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski that declining the offer was  “”The most difficult call I believe I have ever faced.”

Maverick: Top GunIt was released in theatres on May 27, and quickly became a critical and commercial success. Blockbuster Paramount Pictures It has now sold over $662 millions in tickets.This made it the seventh highest-grossing movie at the domestic box offices. In an interview with Screen Rant, Cruise talked about the training they endured to get ready for filming. 

“Making movies, you’re constantly learning; you have to constantly work to become more and more competent in many different fields,” Crusie said. “And I want to tell them, that’s the beauty of making movies. That’s why I’ve always pushed my films to go international, around the world and in different communities. And to be part of that right from the beginning. It was my dream. You’ve got to work. You got to work. It’s not a bunch of parties and doing that, and that’s what I love. And then they get to enjoy this evening.”

While Hamilton missed out on being in Top Gun: Maverick, he will be involved in a big movie that was acquired by Apple earlier this year. The untitled Formula 1 film will star Brad Pitt, who plays a driver coming out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie against the top drivers in the world. Hamilton is one of the producers of the film along with Kosinski. 

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