If there is still any to doubt that it is indeed Tom Cruise who pilots the planes of his films, the actor and superstar of “Top Gun : Maverick” proved the opposite with humor and in the company of presenter-star James Corden, who did not conceal his panic…
James Corden flies in for a “Top Gun Day”
With the acclaimed presentation of Top Gun : Maverick to 75th Cannes Film Festival, and excellent predictions for its US release weekend (about $180 million), Tom Cruise can take a breather and take the pressure off a bit. That’s what he’s up to with James Corden in a very fun meet and greet for this one’s show: “The Late Late Show with James Corden“.
James Corden, actor, screenwriter, singer, producer and presenter-star, was indeed invited by Tom Cruise to spend some time in the air. And the least we can say is that the actor of Collateral and of Top Gun went into overdrive to show off all the colors to the presenter.
On the program, a first flight in a famous American fighter plane from the Second World War, the P-51 Mustang. For the record, the device – which we also see in Top Gun : Maverick – is owned by Tom Cruise, a gift from Katie Holmes during their wedding. After this warm-up, a game of beach volleyball to refer to the two films Top Gun and one night under the stars, Tom Cruise gets down to business. In this case, a flight in a modern fighter plane, a L-39 Albatross. A very widespread device in the world and particularly used for training and aerobatics.
Looping and inverted flight with Tom Cruise at the controls
So off we go for a faster, more nervous and more acrobatic than the day before. If we guess that everything is perfectly controlled and that James Corden sometimes overplays his anxiety, the video reserves some authentic moments of adrenaline. In particular when performing a loop and then a flight on the back, which leave the presenter in all his states.
Beyond these aerial acrobatics performed by Tom Cruise, it is very pleasant to see the actor laugh heartily on different occasions and fully lend themselves to the game of this meeting like no other. While he is known for his character control freakand had hit the headlines with a monumental rant during the filming of Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1, Tom Cruise shows a different face, accessible and mischievous. History to cement a little more her hollywood superstar legend…