The actors reflected on the bond they developed with the action star throughout the filming process for Tom Gun: Maverick. And as they exclusively told E! News at the 2023 Golden Globes, they got to know a different side to Tom—including something about the actor that may surprise fans. (See other stars at the Jan. 10 awards show here.)
"He's actually got an amazing sense of humor," Jay told Laverne Cox on the red carpet. "I think most people wouldn't expect that."
Adding that collaborating with Tom was "everything you would imagine," Jay said the 60-year-old became a mentor and a friend.
And Glen couldn't agree more.
"Doesn't get any better than Tom," he said. "He's as cool as it gets."
In Top Gun: Maverick, Tom—who was nominated at the 80th annual Golden Globes for his performance in the blockbuster—reprises his role as Pete "Maverick" Mitchell from the 1986 film. To prepare the 2022 sequel's cast members for the high-flying adventure film, Jay revealed to E! News last May that the Jerry Maguire star took them on a "Tom Cruise Bootcamp."
"We're flying all these crazy maneuvers with him every single day," he recalled. "It was just this crazy experience."
The cast also swam with the coach of the U.S. Open Water swim team and attended "culture trips" to learn about the everyday lives of pilots.
"It was just so much information," Jay continued, "but it was also so well thought out and planned where it never felt like you were just getting hit with a ton of stuff. It was just these little incremental steps that you were taking, and then all of a sudden, we were all like, ‘Yeah, we pilots.'"
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