Tom Cruise reportedly banned the Top Gun: Maverick crew from indulging in a few bevvies, despite it being perfectly acceptable to ‘go drinking’ on most sets.
The actor, 59, is said to have kept a strict order behind the scenes on the blockbuster, and staff have even claimed they were told to keep partying ‘to a minimum’.
A source told The Mirror: ‘On most sets, the cast and crew socialise and go drinking but on Top Gun, they were told to keep partying to a minimum.’
‘We were told to keep partying to a minimum’: Tom Cruise reportedly banned Top Gun: Maverick crew from drinking alcohol on the strict film set (pictured in-character)
Starring man Miles Teller, 35, even admitted: ‘There were days after a tough shoot I could have really used a couple of beers… but you just don’t want to be flying at those speeds hungover.’
He went on to confess that after he made an exception only once while attending a wedding, he endured a ‘rough’ following day at work.
The Pennsylvania-native, who plays Bradley Bradshaw in the picture, said: ‘The next day I had flight training in 100C heat. That was rough.’
Leading by example: The actor, 59, who said to have kept a strict order behind the scenes on the blockbuster, can be seeing enjoying a tipple at the Munich beer festival in 2010
MailOnline has contacted Tom’s representatives for comment.
The Oscar nominee’s strict orders have clearly paid off because film critics have been hailing the upcoming movie as a triumphant return for Tom, praising the actor’s awe-inspiring stunts flying an actual fighter jet.
The sequel to Tony Scott’s classic 1986 blockbuster has been unanimously praised in early reviews with one even declaring that it ‘improves upon the original in every conceivable way.’
He has reprised his role US Navy pilot LT Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, and reunites with Val Kilmer who is also back in a small cameo part playing LT Tom “Iceman” Kazansky.
Honest: Starring man Miles Teller, 35, even admitted: ‘There were days after a tough shoot I could have really used a couple of beers’ (pictured, right, with Tom, left, in May 2022)
Tom, who is famous for doing his own stunts, is said to have trained to withstand g-force power and actually flew in real fighter jets for the sequel.
Peter Hoskin for the Daily Mail gave the film five stars, writing: ‘Whenever the film threatens to become too cosy, it shocks itself – and us – back into the present with another madly ambitious action sequence.’
‘The final mission, with fighter jets buzzing around a snowscape, is an astonishing display of film-making bravado. It’s loud, sometimes silly, often crazy. But in the end, the moral of the heart-stopping story is clear: Tom Cruise is a rootin’-tootin’ hero.
Eureka! The Oscar nominee’s strict orders have clearly paid off because film critics have been hailing the upcoming movie as a triumphant return for Tom (pictured in-character)
The official synopsis for the movie reads: ‘After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him.
‘When he finds himself training a detachment of TOPGUN graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.”
‘Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.’
The sequel is directed by Joseph Kosinski with a screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie.
And is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Tom, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison.
Also in the cast are Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Charles Parnell, Bashir Salahuddin, Monica Barbaro, Jay Ellis, Danny Ramirez, Greg Tarzan Davis with Ed Harris.
Top Gun: Maverick is soaring into UK cinemas on May 25 and May 27 in the US.
Impressive: Top Gun: Maverick is soaring into UK cinemas on May 25 and May 27 in the US (Tom pictured in-character)