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Jennifer Connelly describes her ‘magical’ experience flying with Tom Cruise (EXCLUSIVE)

Jennifer Connelly describes her 'magical' experience flying with Tom Cruise (EXCLUSIVE)

The 'Top Gun: Maverick' actress opened up to ET on Tuesday about her high-flying adventures with her pilot co-star.

Jennifer Connelly’s shooting experience Top Gun: MaverickSome high flying was full of adventure – even though he had no idea initially it was going to happen.

ET’s Nischelle Turner sat down with Connelly aboard the famed USS Midway aircraft carrier during a press event on Tuesday, and the famed actress recalled how co-star Tom Cruise took her on a totally unexpected aerial thrill ride.

“Originally, I didn’t have to fly in the movie, because my character isn’t an aviator,” explained Connelly, 51, who has played Penny Benjamin, a single mother, bar owner and love interest of Cruise’s titular Pete “Maverick”. explained to Michelle. “So I had no scenes, no scripted scenes in an airplane.”

However, things changed when Connelly was “shooting a scene with him on the plane” that was originally supposed to take place on the tarmac.

“He said, ‘So Jane, have you ever been in P51 before?’ And I said, ‘No, I didn’t. It just hasn’t come to me.’ And he said, ‘Have you ever done an aerobatic flight?’ And I said, ‘No, why? Is this going anywhere?'” Connelly recalled with a laugh. “They said, ‘Okay, it’s going to be very gentle, we’re going to do some gentle rolls,’ and that’s how he broke it down that we’re going to fly that plane.”

“But it really was the most extraordinary experience,” she said. “He’s an incredible pilot and it was so magical to do that.”

As for Maverick’s romantic interest in the long-awaited sequel, Connelly and Cruise also share a behind-the-scenes look at a motorcycle that is a visual callback to one of the most famous images from the original film, which stars Cruise and Kelly McGillis. .

“It was a lot of fun. It was, for me, one of those moments from the original movie that you remember, the beach side, the beautiful lights, and then we were doing our version paying homage to that sequence,” Connelly reflected. “It was really fun and, again, not something that comes up in my daily life, riding a motorcycle with Tom Cruise.”

Top Gun: Maverick Hits theaters on May 27.

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