This featurette for Top Gun: Maverick shows the gruelling G-Force training that the actors in the new movie went through.
Tom Cruise has a reputation for taking his films very seriously. Rather than use a stunt double, Tom will often put himself in danger to get a brilliant shot. When he got invovled in the filming of the new Top Gun movie, things were no different. Tom requested that all of the shots of him flying in the planes would actually be real. Although he wasn’t flying the plane himself, he’s still be subjected to massive levels of G-Force.
G-Force is the pressure felt by pilots whilst they’re flying. Because of the air resistance put on the planes, pilot’s bodies can literally be pulled down by the weight of the pressure. This can cause them to be sick, lose their vision and even pass out completely. It’s one of the toughest things that pilots have to deal with in the air. Amazingly, Tom and the other actors actually subjected themselves to it in the film.
Top Gun: Maverick |Paramount|Film
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