Miles Teller opened up about a medical emergency he experienced while filming Top Gun: Maverick – and the surprising response from her co-star Tom Cruise.
Teller recalled not feeling well when he landed after doing some aerial exercises on a jet. “So we landed, I was like, ‘I don’t feel too good,'” the actor explained in Late night with Seth Meyers (opens in a new tab) (via yahoo! (opens in a new tab)). “I was really hot and started itching like crazy. So I got off the plane and I was covered in hives, like from head to toe.”
He went to the hospital and had some blood tests done. “My blood work comes back, and I have flame retardants, pesticides and jet fuel in my blood,” Teller continued.
“So I went to the set the next day, and Tom was like, ‘So, how did it go, Miles? What did you find?’ Teller recalled, “I was like, ‘Well, Tom, I happen to have jet fuel in my blood.’ And without even skipping a beat, Tom just goes, ‘Yeah, I was born with that, kid.'”
Teller plays Lieutenant Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw in Top Gun: Maverick, the son of Goose (Anthony Edwards), the best friend of Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Cruise). The sequel to 1986’s Top Gun is set to hit the $400 million mark at the US box office and marks a record launch for Cruise as his biggest film yet. The film also stars Jennifer Connolly, Jon Hamm and Glen Powell and saw Joseph Kosinski take over the director’s chair.
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