sport news Tom Cruise offered Lewis Hamilton a role as a FIGHTER PILOT in Top Gun: Maverick trends now

sport news Tom Cruise offered Lewis Hamilton a role as a FIGHTER PILOT in Top Gun: Maverick trends now
sport news Tom Cruise offered Lewis Hamilton a role as a FIGHTER PILOT in Top Gun: Maverick trends now

sport news Tom Cruise offered Lewis Hamilton a role as a FIGHTER PILOT in Top Gun: Maverick trends now

REVEALED: Tom Cruise offered Lewis Hamilton a role as a FIGHTER PILOT in Top Gun: Maverick - but the F1 calendar meant he had to turn it down in a phone call he admitted was 'the most upsetting I've ever made' Lewis Hamilton revealed Tom Cruise offered him a role as a fighter pilot in Top Gun: Maverick after the Mercedes driver asked to be in the box office hit The 37-year-old was a fan of the original film and insisted he would have been happy just being a cleaner in the sequel   But filming took place during the climax of the F1 season and Hamilton said he could not justify sacrificing preparation to turn up on set Top Gun: Maverick supplanted Titanic as the seventh-biggest film ever at the domestic box office last weekend 

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Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton revealed he agonizingly had to give up the chance to star alongside Tom Cruise in the Top Gun: Maverick film. 

Hamilton, 37, has enjoyed minor forays into Hollywood in the past, making a cameo in Zoolander 2 and lending his voice to Cars 2 and Cars 3 but he almost landed his dream role. 

The Brit was a fan of the original Top Gun film as a child, which made him 'fixated' on being a fighter pilot. 

Although he ended up on the track rather than in the skies, Hamilton revealed he almost had the chance to live out his dream on the big screen. 

In an interview with Vanity Fair, Hamilton said he begged his friend Tom Cruise to let him have a role in the Top Gun sequel. 

'Basically I'm a friend of Tom,' Hamilton said before adding, 'Cruise.'

'One of the nicest people you'll ever meet. He invited me to his set years ago when he

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