For years, I’ve tried to impress my not-so-easily-impressible father. I’ve spoken to Jim Carrey, Margot Robbie, Chris Pratt and more, and the best reaction I ever got from him was a slightly quieter sigh than usual.
But with Top Gun being his favourite film of all-time, I bet you can already guess how receptive he was when I told him I spoke to the cast of Top Gun: Maverick.
Sure, it was still a sigh, but he did it through a smile. That’s progression, people.
I was fortunate enough to hang out with Jon Hamm, Jennifer Connelly, Danny Ramirez, Jay Ellis and Greg ‘Tarzan’ Davis about the film and, more importantly, my arch-nemesis, Tom Cruise.
Don’t get me wrong – Tom’s never done anything bad to me, personally – I just loathe him entirely because he seems so damn perfect. Is there anything he can’t do?!
As a means of therapy, I asked the cast to tell me anything – literally, anything negative about Tom, and while Jon and Jennifer were pretty kind about him, Greg went for the jugular, by saying that Tom Cruise was – wait for it…
Bad at Heads Up!
“We was travelling to one set, and it was entertaining to watch [Tom Cruise] try to play Heads Up!” said Greg.
“That was interesting. That was fun.”
The moral of the story is that I am evidently better at Heads Up! that Tom Cruise, and I will take that.
Jon Hamm was very complimentary of Tom, saying he was “as advertised,” which didn’t particularly help with the clickbait route I was trying to go for, but we’ll work with it nonetheless.
“He is a winner, and he’s a great leader. He’s enthusiastic about making movies. And he loves what he does.”
Jennifer also spoke about Tom highly, saying that she couldn’t find any negative attributes about Tom, calling him “extraordinary”.
I like to think, somewhere in the world right now, Jon and Jennifer are saying equally positive things about me and my interviews skills. That seems believable, right?
Top Gun: Maverick is exclusively in cinemas 25 May, 2022.