Miles Teller Ended Up With Jet Fuel In His Blood During Top Gun: Maverick Filming. When Tom Cruise Found Out, He Had A Classic Response

Becoming part of Top Gun: Maverick was no simple task. The cast of Maverick had to be willing and able to go through extensive flight training, and by all accounts, that work was extensive and far from easy. For Miles Teller it turned out to be an even rougher experience than most, but he played it off and got the best response ever from Tom Cruise.

In an appearance on Late Night with Seth Myers, Miles Teller reveals that after his first sortie in a jet, he ended up in pretty bad shape. He felt ill, had hives all over his body, and more. A blood analysis revealed that he had wild things like flame retardant and actual jet fuel in his bloodstream. He told Tom Cruise this in what Teller likely thought was the coolest way possible, but he may have gotten an even cooler response from Cruise. Teller explains…

I go to set the next day and Tom‘s like, ‘How did it go Miles? What did they find?’ I was like, ‘Well, Tom, it turns out I have jet fuel in my blood.’ And without even skipping a beat Tom goes ‘Yeah, I was born with it, kid.’ So that was a very Tom moment for me.

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