Top Gun: Maverick’s Jon Hamm had the best reaction to being offered his part in The Sequel. He almost fired his agents.


Top Gun: Maverick's Jon Hamm had the best reaction to being offered his part in The Sequel. He almost fired his agents.

Being the opposition force to Tom Cruise is no easy task. Jon Hamm was a master at it as Vice Admiral Cyclone. He had constant friction with Maverick. Hamm was thrilled to play the antagonistic role. He is a huge fan of the original film. Following his role in the blockbuster sequel, Hamm was a star in Maverick: Top GunStar thought back to his reaction to being offered his role and almost fired his agents.

The Mad MenThe alum got spit on Howard Stern ShowCruise and his work on the sequel which grossed over $1B worldwide. Before he was able to play Cyclone, Cruise had been at a Jimmy Kimmel football party. Hamm felt the rumors of Cruise’s attendance were bogus until the Top GunStar was accompanied by his mom. The party was attended by the Mission: Impossible star proclaimed his love for the AMC drama, praising the 51-year-old actor’s performance. He recalled the moment his agent asked him to play opposite Cruise a few years later.

I’m driving down the road and my phone rings. It’s my agent, and he goes, ‘Hey, they’re coming at you for – they want you to do a part in the Top Gun sequel.’ And I was like, ‘Well, then the answer is yes.’ Are you crazy? Yes. ‘Well, we don’I don’t know. The money, and this and that.’ And I was like, ‘No, no, no, no, no. The answer is yes. You work out the details, but the answer is yes. If this goes away, you’They’re all fired. There’s no version of… if they’ve asked me to be in this, which by the way was still kind of a new thing for me, of being asked to be part of something, not only that is so front and center in the cultural everything, but to me was one of my favorite movies of all time. To be asked to participate in the next chapter, to flash back to 1985 when I was 13-14 years old. Then to have Tom Cruise take over all my scenes! This is an easy decision. It is indeed true. I’m sure it will be a big hit. It was.

Jon Hamm wanted to be like millions of boys and fly fighter jets with Maverick. It didn’t matter how much he got paid if he and Cruise were in the same movie, he saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You could threaten your agents with walking paper if you were concerned about losing the opportunity. Luckily, he was right to fight for the role as the much-delayed sequel became 2022’s highest-grossing film.

Hamm proved to be the complete opposite of Cyclone. Glen Powell, his co-star, revealed that Hamm offered the young guns his time during filming. Maverick set. He also proved it by giving up a significant portion of his salary. Confess, Fletch. Despite being a great teammate, he was not allowed to participate in the famous shirtless football match, which he was thankful for. Despite not being able to show off his body, Hamm still had great scenes in the sequel.

Jon Hamm is currently in Confess or FletchAvailable in theatres and on VOD Maverick: Top GunThe film is currently showing in cinemas so you can catch Cyclone or Maverick butt head again. You can also check out our 2022 movie calendar to see more films.


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