‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Star Lewis Pullman Says He Puked While Filming Flight Scenes

by Samantha Whidden

With his highly anticipated film Top Gun: Maverick, Lewis Pullman recently shared details about the action-packed sequel, including his fear of heights and his super weak stomach. 

While chatting with TMZ, Pullman, who is playing Bob, a pilot trainee, states that he was inspired by the original Top Gun OG, Tom Cruise, and his “fearlessness” while filming the highly intense scenes. He also refers to Tom as a mentor while filming the intense flight scenes.

“Tom Cruise really set us up for success on this one.”

Lewis then admits that while he was filming the action-packed Top Gun flight scenes, He, unfortunately, threw up a lot.

“Dude I puked so much. I’ll be the first to admit it,” he said laughing. Pullman also states that none of his puking moments made it into the film. “[it was] never on film. NEVER on film.”

He also says that Top Gun: Maverick has to be in theaters because it was made to be only in theaters. “That’s why [the studio] stopped [Top Gun: Maverick] from coming out around now. [The film will] now [primere] in November,” Lewis explained. “When you see it in IMAX, you’ll understand why it’s not out on a streaming format.”

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Director Shares More Details About Upcoming Film 

During a recent interview with Empire, Joseph Kosinski shares details about Top Gun: Maverick and what fans may expect from Maverick’s story. “In so many ways, he’s still the guy that we remember from the first Top Gun,” Kosinski explains. He also states that Maverick keeps that old Ninja under a target in the hangar. He also still wears those famous Ray-Ban aviators. 

“He’s the best at what he does. He’s given his whole life to aviation. But that has come as a personal cost. Maverick has to confront some things from his past and reconcile with them,” the Top Gun: Maverick director shares.  He describes the film as a rite-of-passage story, much like the first film was. “But this is a man now at a different stage of life.”

Top Gun: Maverick was originally scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019. But was pushed back due to the production team working out the complex flight sequences. It was then rescheduled for December 2020. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other scheduling conflicts, the film was pushed back to November 19, 2021. 

According to its IMDb, Top Gun: Maverick follows Pete Michelle, who has more than third years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators. He then begins as a test pilot and does the advantage in rank that would ground him. Starring alongside Lewis Pullman and Tom Cruise are Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Iceman himself Val Kilmer, and Monica Barbaro.