Method 1’s Lewis Hamilton Needed to Flip Down a Position in High Gun: Maverick

Method 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he was provided a task in High Gun: Maverick, however he needed to flip it down as a result of different commitments.

In a brand new interview with Self-importance Truthful, Hamilton recalled watching the unique 1986 High Gun film at a younger age and changing into fixated on the thought of changing into a fighter pilot, so when he heard in regards to the sequel, he determined to strategy his good good friend Tom Cruise to ask about showing within the movie. He was subsequently provided his dream aviation position, but it surely got here at a time when he could not settle for it.

“Once I heard the second was popping out, I used to be like, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve to ask him,'” Hamilton admitted. “I mentioned, ‘I do not care what position it’s. I am going to even sweep one thing, be a cleaner within the again.'”

He was provided a spot in one of many fighter jets’ cockpits however realized the filming schedule would have clashed with the climax of the Method 1 season. Hamilton acknowledged that he’s a “perfectionist,” and there wasn’t sufficient time for him to arrange for the position. He added it was “essentially the most upsetting name that I feel I’ve ever had,” reaching out to Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski to say no the supply.

Hamilton has dabbled within the movie business earlier than, having had a cameo in Zoolander 2 and lending his voice in Vehicles 2 and Vehicles 3. He is additionally just lately joined Brad Pitt as one of many producers of the upcoming Method 1 film directed by Kosinski. In that movie, Pitt will play a veteran driver who comes out of retirement to mentor a younger driver on the race observe, however Hamilton’s position can be way more behind the scenes.

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For now, although, Kosinski continues to be flying excessive on the success of High Gun: Maverick, which just lately surpassed James Cameron’s Titanic to change into the seventh highest-grossing film ever on the US field workplace, incomes $662 million in ticket gross sales. The movie has additionally crossed the coveted $1 billion mark on the international field workplace and is Tom Cruise’s highest-grossing film of all time.

Adele Ankers-Vary is a contract author for IGN. Observe her on Twitter.

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