The 'Top Gun: Maverick' Cast All Busted Their Bums To Prepare For That Shirtless Beach Scene, Except For Tom Cruise

  • 2 years ago
Minor spoilers for "Top Gun: Maverick" can be found in this piece. As if you didn't know there'd be a beach scene though.

"Top Gun: Maverick" has earned massive hit status, thanks to a killer Memorial Day weekend at the box office. The Tom Cruise legacy-quel delivered the actor his best opening weekend ever, breaking other milestone records for the holiday in the process. Part of that success came from the hard work put in by "Maverick’s" cast, especially for the film's memorable shirtless beach scene. Cruise, on the other hand, apparently didn’t have to break a sweat outside of that sunny California shoot.

Speaking with the cast of "Top Gun: Maverick," USA Today(opens in new tab) gained further insight into the “dogfight football” scene in the huge movie, which operates as huge callback to volleyball’s role in the 1986 original (currently available to Paramount+ subscribers). It also further cements the story in the movie and most of the cast spent a huge amount of time prepping, even "eating grass" as Coyote actor Greg Davis put it (more later).
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