“I thought I was going to die” – Miles Teller Recalls His Near Death Experience While Filming Top Gun 2

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Recently released Top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller has revealed a scene from the film where he thought he was going to die. Top Gun released in 1986 is back with its sequel Top Gun: Maverick. Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick has gathered a positive review from the fans. Tom wanted to perform all his stunts and did not want any green screen. This film received a five-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Miles Teller in Top Gun:Maverick
Miles Teller in Top Gun: Maverick

Miles Teller as Bradley Bradshaw

Miles Teller plays Bradley Bradshaw a.k.a Rooster who is the grown-up son of  Maverick’s former partner Nick “Goose” Bradshaw. Bradley Bradshaw makes Maverick uncomfortable as he reminds him of his past and his partner’s demise.

Miles Teller plays Maverick's former partner's son
Miles Teller plays Maverick’s former partner’s son, Bradley Bradshaw

Teller underwent extensive training to play one of the central roles in Top Gun: Maverick. Miles Teller’s training schedule was designed by Tom Cruise, it’s not surprising that it was challenging.


Teller spoke about his challenging training and feeling like he was going to die.

“I definitely had a moment where I thought I was going to die. There was a sequence where we were heading straight towards the ground and you do what’s called a max G pull-up. You’re heading down and at the last second you yank up, and it’s really tough for the pilot. It’s something they train in all the time, but it was the first time we’d done a manoeuvre like that and I completely stopped acting. I looked at the ground, and thought this wasn’t going to end well for me.”

Top Gun: Maverick
Top Gun: Maverick is out in theatres now

Having a hit film in his hand, we hope all the efforts and training were worth it for Miles Teller. Fans had hoped for a higher level of intensity for the sequel, which Top Gun: Maverick delivered. This film is filled with high levels of adrenal and action-based stunts performed in the air. As one of the biggest proponents of practical effects over CGI, the training course designed for Top Gun; Maverick ensured that the audience was treated to authentic fighter jets with real-life stunts. With Top Gun: Maverick, Tom Cruise has now finally entered the exclusive $100M opening club as the movie became the highest-grossing Memorial Day weekend opener, leaving behind Pirates of the Caribbean.

Top Gun: Maverick is cruising in theatres currently.

Also Read: Top Gun: Maverick director Joseph Kosinski Hints Miles Teller Will Replace Tom Cruise


Written by Samreen Kaur

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